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Child Protection Interventions

Donate to Child Protection Interventions and empower our church partners to protect children from unthinkable dangers including abuse, child trafficking, gang violence and neglect.

Our staff and volunteers are in a unique position to identify the warning signs of when a child is in danger and take immediate action. They can facilitate crucial child protection training to keep children safe in the first place.

Compassion’s Child Protection Interventions provide emergency care and legal support for children, counselling and social support for those affected by trauma, and vital child protection training for families. 

The reality...

  • Children, a majority of them girls, represent almost 30 percent of victims of human trafficking worldwide.
  • Around 6 in 10 children between the ages of 2 and 14 worldwide are subjected to physical punishment on a regular basis.
  • Around 120 million girls under the age of 20 (about 1 in 10) have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives.

With your help we can...

  • Equip our church partners to provide anti-child trafficking training and resources.
  • Provide crucial child protection training for caregivers and wider community members.
  • Give the most vulnerable girls professional trauma counselling and support.

Support young people like Ebenezer

Ebenezer was just six years old when he was sent to work on Ghana’s Lake Volta, a notorious hotbed of child slavery. Battling to take care of nine children, his grandma had been attracted by the traffickers’ promises to send Ebenezer to school and pay for his medical fees.

But the promises were lies.

For three years, Ebenezer worked the lake. He cast the nets and heaved them in until his shoulders burned and his hands cracked and bled. It took the courage of Henry Amanor, a Compassion project director, to step in and help free Ebenezer. 

Thanks to Compassion’s Child Protection Interventions, we can empower child advocates like Henry to take preventative and responsive action to protect children.

“We hold parent meetings to train caregivers on child protection and preventing child trafficking,” explains Henry. “We know parents so well and this means our caregivers are fully informed on such issues. We also talk to children and young people and expose them to all they need to know about their rights.”

Care for the poor by protecting vulnerable children

Together we can show children practical examples of how much God cares for them and wants to protect them. Give the gift of safety by supporting Compassion’s Child Protection Interventions.

When about 100 families are given awareness on abuse then that definitely impacts the wider community at large. The children have gone and spoken about their learnings with their friends in school.

Rev V, Compassion Church Partner Pastor

Discover how Sombat from Thailand was protected and given a future.

"Not having an identity is a very discouraging thing. Without it you have to pay a lot to go to the hospital and you have to work very hard and you don’t have any protection."

Why choose Compassion to help protect children?

Compassion is one of the world’s leading child development charities. Over the past five years support from UK donors has enabled us to train 28,898 children and caregivers in child protection. Together we can make even more of an impact. All our Child Protection Interventions are run in partnership with our church partners who know the needs of their communities inside out, and are there to provide long-term support.

Before I didn’t know anything about child protection and child rights. I have an awareness now on how to protect my body and how to approach a trust-able adult if my rights are violated. I do not need to fear or feel ashamed to bring to notice any incidents if they take place.

Ramapriya, Sri Lanka

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Your donation of £11 could provide 10 children with training on recognising child abuse.
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The difference you have made

Over the last five years UK donors have had a meaningful impact on the lives of more than 235,612 people.

ÂŁ3,638,290

Given to fund Interventions

17,640

Mosquito nets distributed

3,500

Babies given a better start

54

Toilet blocks constructed

14,698

Taught income – generating skills

28,898

Children and caregivers trained in child protection

Give with confidence

A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions. The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.

A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions.

The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.

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