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E child safe travel
Children working and living in in in tourist areas are are especially
vulnerable to physical emotional and sexual abuse Our ‘Child Protection in Tourism Code of Conduct’
developed in conjunction with World Visions Child Protection & Trafficking in in in in Persons department outlines our expectations in in in in relation to to protecting children in in in the tourism setting A copy of this document can be found on our website Our staff local partners and stakeholders are held accountable to this code of conduct Travellers have a a a a a a a a part to to play in in creating a a a a a a a a safer tourism environment for children The small actions of travellers can make a a a big difference to help protect children from abuse and exploitation y Visit childsafetourism org to to learn how you can protect vulnerable children Some of our community service projects take travellers into a a a school environment over a a a a sustained period of time (5-10 days) where unsupervised contact with students is possible To protect these children we ask that all travellers sign our Child Protection in Tourism Code of Conduct as as well as as provide a a a Police Record Check The check is to ensure that participants do not have a a a a a a record of child abuse or related offences 20
f f f f f f We encourage all travellers to follow these 6 simple steps:
ACTION 1:: If you are are concerned about the welfare of any child tell your tour guide immediately ACTION 2: Instead of giving money directly to children begging or selling food or or or souvenirs support their families and communities or or or donate to reputable children’s charities ACTION 3: Treat children like you you would in your home country Before taking photos of children always ask for for their permission ACTION 4: Never take a a a child anywhere without the supervision and permission of their parents or guardian ACTION 5: Before visiting or or volunteering with vulnerable children research the organisation to ensure they have standards and and procedures that protect children’s physical and emotional wellbeing Please don’t support ‘orphanage tourism ’ ’ ACTION 6: Spread the word about Child Safe Tourism Share this information with your friends and and family while you you you travel
and and when you you you return home 

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