Creative missions for Ukrainian children with organization “Save the Children”
From now on, Artscape’s creative missions for Ukrainian children living in Lithuania will have a reinforcement – educators will go to Ukrainian centers in Kultautuva and Vilnius (Blindžių St.) in cooperation with the organisation “Save the Children”.
“Artscape” highly values the standards of child safety set by “Save the Children”:
- Awareness. We strive to ensure that all “Save the Children” staff and those who work with “Save the Children” are aware of the issue of violence against children and the threats to children.
- Prevention. We aim, through awareness raising and best practices for child safety, to ensure that “Save the Children” staff and those who work with “Save the Children” minimise the threats to children.
- Notice. We want to make it clear to everyone what steps to take if there are concerns about inadequate safeguarding of children.
- Response. We want to ensure that appropriate action is taken to protect children when there are allegations of possible violence against them.
(from the summary of the organisation’s child safety policy)
We hope that this cooperation will provide an opportunity to further strengthen the objectives of the Creative Missions in terms of increasing access to culture, creating safe spaces, and promoting creativity and openness in children.
Organization “Save the Children”, part of the international network “Save the Children”, has been based in Lithuania since 1991 and since its inception has been working to advocate for children’s rights, to promote the implementation of children’s rights in the country, and to help children who are affected by poverty, violence, and other daily hardships. During its thirty years of activity, the organization has implemented numerous projects to support children in the areas of children’s rights, positive parenthood, poverty reduction, children’s education, domestic violence reduction, social services for children and their families, and other areas.
July 20, 2022