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Children Protection
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Introduction

Definitions

This document employs terms related to the DCDR Advocacy that can be found in the TIOF terminology.
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About this document

This document, hereinafter the Policy, sets out the position maintained by TIOF in matters of Children Protection that you will need to be aware of while being a TIOF Member. You should familiarize yourself with it and comply with it at all times. Any questions you may have with regard to its contents or what you have to do to comply with it should be referred to your corresponding Team Human Resources Manager.
This Policy sets out TIOF's approach to the necessary steps to ensure proper and reliable protection of our most vulnerable citizens: children.
Any Member who breaches this Policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for gross misconduct. In particular, failure to protect a whistleblower or interfere with any such related ongoing investigation will be treated as misconduct under our Disciplinary Procedures. Any non-employee who breaches this Policy may have their contract (or equivalent official relationship with TIOF) terminated with immediate effect.
This document complements TIOF's Code of Conduct.
This document does not form part of any Engagement Document and we may amend it at any time following the procedures described in TIOF's Statute.

Scope

This document directly applies to:
This document indirectly applies to:
The policies set out in this document apply to all TIOF Members unless otherwise indicated. They therefore apply to Members of the Boards (Directors, Advisers, Consultants), Employees, Volunteers and Interns; this is irrespective of their engagement type. They equally apply to all Contributors and will be used as part of the selection criteria when engaging with them.
This Policy applies within all TIOF Spaces, including (although not limited to) management activities, contributions or events; it and also applies when an individual is officially representing the organization in public spaces. Examples of representing the organization include (although not limited to) using an official e-mail address, posting via any official channel or acting as an appointed representative at an event.

Policy details

Children Protection statement

The IO Foundation is committed to protecting children at all times and by any means necessary in accordance to the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The organization expects all TIOF Members and Contributors to maintain high standards in this regard. Any suspected wrongdoing should be reported as soon as possible and will be investigated with the outmost care towards the potential victims.
Please remember that presumption of innocence applies to everyone.
This applies to both the alleged infractor and the organization alike.

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