Workshop on safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, September 6th, 2017, “Majestic Hotel”, Durrës.
On 6th of September, a workshop was organised with Mary Ward Loreto staff on the topic “Safeguarding of Children and vulnerable adults”. The first session was led by Mersila Ballo, CRCA, Albania. She shared with us the protection policies for children and adults in vulnerable situations. The second session was led by Astrid Winkler, ECPAT Austria. We had the pleasure to welcome to this day our main European donors.
The aim of this workshop was to help MWL Foundation to write and to know the processes for the Safeguarding implementation plan. Safeguarding is about protecting certain people/groups of children and vulnerable adults. These people may be at risk of abuse or neglect due to the actions or lack of actions of another person or also from institutions/ authorities. The Safeguarding policy is important for the protection of children/vulnerable people, organization staff, visitors and associates, the organization and its reputation.
During the workshop, the MWL staff worked in groups on MWL safeguarding needs, concrete suggestions were made and the safeguarding implementation plan for MWL was supported with a strong framework.