Child Safeguarding

Child safeguarding refers to the actions taken to protect children from harm or abuse, and to promote their welfare and well-being. It involves preventing or responding to situations where a child may be at risk of harm or neglect, and ensuring that their rights are respected and their needs are met.

Child safeguarding includes a range of measures, such as identifying and assessing risks to children, implementing policies and procedures to prevent harm, providing support and intervention when necessary, and promoting awareness and education about child protection issues. It is a collective responsibility of individuals, families, communities, and organizations to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

GPODHH recognizes that children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) cannot grow, thrive, learn or achieve at a level consistent with their potential if they are experiencing maltreatment, i.e., neglect and abuse. GPODHH acknowledges the research that indicates children with disabilities experience a greater prevalence of maltreatment than their non-disabled peers.

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