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Safeguarding is the responsibility that organisations have, to make sure their staff, operations, and programmes do no harm (Keeping Children Safe, 2020).  It is a term used to describe how we protect adults, children and young people from abuse or neglect.

As part of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) Group, IVCC recognises its role in safeguarding and protecting our staff, representatives, partners and communities with whom we have direct and indirect contact through our work.

The LSTM Group has a zero-tolerance policy for staff and organisational representatives committing harm, exploitation, or abuse. We endorse and support the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (UN, 1948); the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child, (UNICEF, 1989); the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, (UN, 1993) and the UN Global Compact (UN, 1997).

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