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Child Safe Volunteering Hub Pacific

Promoting Child Safe and Responsible Tourism and Volunteering in Fiji and Vanuatu

What is the CSV Hub project?

The Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has established a new Child Safe Volunteering (CSV) Hub managed by AVI in the Pacific. The CSV Hub aims to support existing work and leadership in child safeguarding and the promotion of responsible tourism and volunteering practices.

What does the CSV Hub Pacific website provide?

The website provides a centralised space to collaborate and advocate for responsible and child safe practices in volunteering and tourism and share resources and information. The CSV Hub has been established to create networks and consider opportunities for partnerships and joint work across different sectors and industry.

Please contact us if you would like to share news, resources, events, workshops or current developments and work in the area of child safeguarding and child safe tourism and volunteering in the Pacific region. Contact the Pacific CSV Hub Coordinator Amita Prasad at APrasad@avi.org.au.

The CSV Hub welcomes and encourages participation by community and faith based organisations, NGOs, government, tourism and volunteer private sector operators, children’s services, schools, universities, police, church and community leaders, students, communities and children and young people.

Congratulations to the CSV Hub Small Grants Recipients

The CSV Hub is very excited to announce the successful grant recipients for the first round of the Small Grants Scheme. With support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the CSV Hub has partnered with these organisations to implement projects that will have a positive impact for the safety and wellbeing of children.

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ORPHANAGE DIVESTMENT RESOURCES FOR THE TRAVEL AND VOLUNTEERING SECTORS

New resource to help those in the travel and volunteering sectors responsibly divest from relationships with orphanages.

Landmark moment as the UN calls for the end of orphanages.

On the 18 December 2019, for the first time ever, all 193 member states of the United Nations have formally recognised that orphanages don’t protect children, they harm them, and have called for the progressive elimination of institutional care globally.

For more information see: https://www.hopeandhomes.org/news-article/unga/?fbclid=IwAR2AcfuaNoEmbLZWsDd-9AcWuFnyXlAyGboTGmlxkd2QsM6F_Pk90Z-EV6s