Child Protection

All DT’s projects are geared towards the goal of protecting children and serving their best interests.

Nation-wide partnership programme aiming to strengthen child protection in Cambodia

Implemented by DT’s partner Friends International (FI) (with UNICEF’s support), the 3PC project aims to strengthen child protection in Cambodia, by improving cooperation within child protection organisations and with local authorities. DT works with a network of nine organizations in five different provinces to achieve this goal.

ChildSafe Network and Hotline

The international ChildSafe network consists of individuals, businesses and groups who protect children from abuse and prevent them from being placed in abusive situations (www.childsafe-international.org). The network aims to reduce the number of children living and working on the streets and improves the protection of children from all forms of abuse; “ChildSafe members” are people in the communities and are trained by DT’s staff on child protection and how to distinguish at-risk children. Trained Childsafe members include street sellers, moto taxi drivers, policemen or security guards. They are monitored by DT’s social workers and attend regular refresher trainings and meetings. In addition, a ChildSafe Hotline enables ChildSafe members, partners, or any person in need to call 24 hours/7 days a week and report if a child is seen to be in an at-risk situation.