Policies that protect children


Our policies, procedures and guidelines ensure we uphold the integrity of our work and that we are always working in the best interests of children.

Save the Children's policies guide our employees to understand their roles and responsibilities to children and assists them to positively and respectfully engage and empower children and families.

Here's a snapshot of some of Save the Children's policies:

Child Safeguarding

Our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct outlines our responsibilities for protecting and promoting the rights of children. Read our latest annual report to find out about our current performance.

Reconciliation Action Plan

We are committed to realising the rights of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Read our 2016–19 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan to find out how we're advancing on our journey to a truly reconciled nation.


Our Privacy Policy explains how we record and store personal information and uphold the confidentiality of those who support and work with Save the Children. 

Code of Conduct

Save the Children is also a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). As a signatory to its Code of Conduct we adhere to high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. Find out more about how we stay accountable to generous supporters like you. 

Policy and Advocacy

Save the Children's new Policy and Advocacy Strategy is designed to help us use our knowledge and expertise to provide lasting change in children's lives.

Governance and risk

We are committed to ensuring all our activities are conducted legally, ethically and in accordance with high standards of integrity. Read more about our governance procedures and how we manage risk

Fraud and corruption

We are committed to monitoring and reducing fraud and corruption. Read our Annual Report to find out about our current performance.


We are committed to creating and maintaining an open and accountable working environment and encourage all stakeholders including children, young people and families with whom it has contact to report concerns in good faith. 

Where a person feels unable to raise a concern through standard feedback channels because of reasonable grounds to fear reprisal, they may use the mechanisms provided by our Whistle-blower Policy.  To provide effective protection over disclosures, including allowing continuous discussion with anonymous reporters we has chosen to use an external, secure, online service from Whispli.

Environment and sustainability

As an organisation dedicated to creating lasting change for children, we understand the importance of responding to a new environmental landscape and ensuring development gains are not lost to the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. Read our latest annual report to find out about our current performance.