TRAVELERS CHILD CARE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS POLICY
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travelers Worldwide is
committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protects
children and vulnerable adults from harm. As a leading international
provider of voluntary placements overseas, we passionately believe it is our
obligation to develop awareness of issues relating to child and care
protection, a responsibility we take extremely seriously. We therefore, have
strict practises and screening procedures relating not only to the
volunteers who join us, but also to the projects we work with.
All our volunteers are carefully vetted and
are provided with comprehensive information about their project and country
which details what will be expected from them during their placement. They
are also provided with our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy
based on protocols and information provided by the Keeping Children Safe (a
membership network of organisations including the British Council, Oxfam and
other charities) and Department of Education (UK government).
Our Standards and Protocols
We check that all our volunteers have the appropriate qualifications,
skills, experience for the project that are partaking on. We also, always
consult with our projects regarding the minimum length duration required.
Although we always encourage our volunteers to go for as long as they can,
we appreciate that many qualified and skilled people out there may not be
able to commit to an extended period on a project, but may have specialist
skills and experience that could offer a vital contribution to the project,
that doesnt necessarily mean just working directly with the children, for
example experience in a specialist education department that could benefit
the staff on the project or carpentry skills that could help improve the
children environment. Therefore, everyone is evaluated on a case by case
basis with both the project and the volunteer, who are assigned to a clearly
defined role on the project.
Working with the Local
We also have strict practices and procedures in place relating to all
the projects and communities we work with to make sure that the children or
vulnerable adults they are working with is genuine and work with their
To help us adapt to their needs we have
personnel in all our destination who work one to one with the local
communities to ensure both the project and especially the children and
vulnerable adults we are helping benefit from the experience of us being
there. All our projects have direct involvement with the application process
of all our participant wanting to join them and have complete discretion on
who they accept!
Our Policy and Commitment:
All our volunteers over 18 who are
either working with children (and vulnerable adults) are police checked
(Enhanced DBS check for British participants and or national equivalent
for everyone outside the UK).
Reference check all volunteers with
either professional or academic organisation.
All volunteers are screened by both the
UK office and project in the destination.
All our projects have been screened by
our in-country representative.
All our projects (i.e. schools,
hospitals...) have final decision with who they take.
All volunteers are provided with
comprehensive information about their project and country.
All volunteers receive an orientation and
induction and induction on arrival.
All volunteers and projects are monitored
and assessed by us.
All volunteers are provided with and
instructed to follow our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy.
All volunteers are provided with channels
to report any concerns they may have.
All volunteers and projects have access
to us 24/7.
For more information about our about our
policies and support please see:
Travelers Support & Backup
What You can expect on your Travelers Placement
Your Financial Security
Child & Vulnerable Adults Care Policy
Responsible Travel Policy
Travelers UK Team
Travelers Overseas Teams
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