Child Safeguarding Policy

1.       Introduction

Today’s education, technology, economy, culture has moved children far away from life skills, there is no or limited scope for children to know how to live, how to combat stress, how to lead a happy life. There is no straight guide that we can give to children to learn this, life would teach on its way provided they aren’t stuck in the cycle of depressions, anxieties , self-harms , addictions or suicides. FlyHighCastle support children with holistic education/development that’s missing in today’s educational system.


2.       Vision

We envision a holistic education/development to all the adorable children where they learn how to live a happy, successful, meaningful life and build a beautiful society with less crime rate , less suicides.


3.       Mission

Our mission is to provide holistic education to children that will make a better society with peace and harmony


4.       What do we do

we educate children with life tools to motivate them in finding the zeal for life and bring their full potential, we work on their strengths and turn them leaders of their own life by making right choices in their journey of life.


5.       Commitment

FlyHighCastle is highly committed to the safety and protection of all children in all its programs, taking into consideration the feelings and needs of the children and adolescents and all contexts of culture, religion, race and language.


6.       Our Values


6.1   Love: We believe love is the language of life, love is all a child needs ,  love is the key ingredient that makes our journey with the child beautiful

6.2   Trust: We strive to bring the trust between the child and us , they feel it safe with us so they can express themselves completely and share their victories and worries

6.3   Respect : We respect children as an individual who has right to express , communicate their little feelings either positive or negative , every emotion that’s imbalanced has a need for some unmet need to balance it .

6.4   Integrity : We ensure the child or parent communication with high integrity , the communications would never be shared with anyone other than the parent/care taker and the child .


7.       Intention  

Through this policy FlyHighCastle strongly states its intention to safeguard the welfare, safety and protection of all children in contact with the organization and respond to any concern arising in context of work of FlyhighCastle.


8.       Purpose & Scope of Policy

The purpose of this policy is to create awareness on Child Protection and how to prevent and report child abuse by any stake holder of FlyhighCastle. We are committed to the wellbeing of children and has zero tolerance to any form of child abuse or exploitation. This policy is in accordance with the UN Convention on Rights of the Child (1989). The policy applies to all employees and others associated with FlyHighCastle in any capacity and at any level.

    9.    Definitions

9.1 Child

Any person under the physical age of 18 years would be deemed to be a Child and as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 of India.

9.2. Child Protection

Child Protection means and included

·       Protecting a child from any perceived risk or danger to their life, their

·       personhood, and their childhood.

·       Reducing their vulnerability to harmful situations and protecting them

·       against social, psychological, and emotional insecurity and distress.

·       Ensuring that no child falls out of the social security and safety net and

·       those who do, receive necessary care and protection to be brought back

·       into the safety net.

·       Believing that a child is entitled to express her/his opinion and can take

·       decisions for herself/himself and acting accordingly.

9.3. Child Abuse

Child abuse refers to all forms of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual

abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, commercial exploitation, resulting in

actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity,

in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.

9.4. Physical Abuse

Physical abuse of a child is the one that results in actual or potential physical harm from an interaction or lack of an interaction, which is reasonably within the control of apparent or person in a position of responsibility, power or trust. There may be single or repeated incidents.

9.5. Emotional Abuse

 Emotional abuse includes the failure to provide a developmentally appropriate, supportive environment, including the availability of a primary attachment figure, so that the child can develop a stable and full range of emotional and social competencies commensurate with her or his personal potentials and in the context of the society in which the child dwells. There may also be acts towards the child that cause or have a high probability of causing harm to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. These acts must be reasonably within the control of the parent or person in a relationship of responsibility, trust or power. Acts include restriction of movement, patterns of belittling, and denigrating, threatening, scaring, discriminating, ridiculing or other non-physical forms of hostile or rejecting treatment.

9.6. Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse (as also defined in Section 2 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012) is the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violates the laws and social taboos of society. Child sexual abuse is evidenced by this activity between a child and an adult or another child who by age or relationship is in a relationship of responsibility, trust or power, the activity being intended to gratify or satisfy the needs of the other person.

 This may include but not limited to:

· The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexual activity.

· The exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices.

 · The exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

9.7. Exploitation

Commercial or other exploitation of a child refers to the use of the child in work or other activities for the benefit of others. This includes, but is not limited to, child labour (as in the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 2016, child trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation and other purposes (as defined under Section 370 of the Indian Penal Code). These activities are to the detriment of the child’s physical or mental health, education, or spiritual, moral or social-emotional development.

9.8. Neglect or Negligent Treatment

Neglect is the failure to provide for the development of the child in all spheres: health, education, emotional development, nutrition, shelter, and safe living conditions, in the context of resources reasonably available to the family or caretakers and causes or has a high probability of causing harm to the child’s health of physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. This includes the failure to properly supervise and protect children from harm as much as is feasible.

9.9. Child Protection Violation

 Child Protection Violation in this policy amounts to: -

o   Any actor behaviour that puts a child at risk of abuse.

o   Any actor behaviour that could potentially increase the risk of abuse.

o   A failure to act in a situation where a child is being abused.

o   Failure to follow the code of conduct or any other prescribed protocol without suitable justification.

o   Failure to report any act of abuse and exploitation to the appropriate authorities for due action as per the laws

10.    Recruitment and Selection

·        Recruitment and selection procedures at FlyHighCastle has an emphasis on the importance of child protection and safeguarding

·        Information to all applicants will include:

o   Child Safeguarding Policy

o   Reporting Concerns Framework

o   Code of Conduct

o   Declaration form

11.    Raise or Reporting Concerns

Any person working or coming in contact with children has a responsibility to raise and report concerns on the safety or welfare of children. Any concerns can be directly reported to the admin of FlyHighCastle at .


     12. Code of Conduct

We at FlyHighCastle

o   Strive to understand children within the local context in which they live

o   Work with children in a spirit of co-operation and partnership based on mutual trust and respect

o   Work with children in ways which enhance their capacities and capabilities and develop their    potential

o   Treat children with respect and recognise them as individuals in their own right

o   Regard children positively and value them as individuals with specific needs and rights

o   Listen to the children, value their views and take them seriously

o   Consider children as active agents in their own development with health, safety, well-being and their best interest considered of paramount importance