These binding policies and guidelines define how we work with children, families, communities and partners.
Our statutes set the legal framework for our work for the global federation of SOS Children's Villages associations. English French German Russian Spanish
The SOS Care Promise is a high-level policy articulating how we ensure the best care for children and young people. It confirms the core principles of our work and sets out nine commitments to ensuring quality care. English French Spanish
This policy is the action framework that defines every aspect of how we, as co-workers and stakeholders, work to help children. English French German Spanish
This United Nations-accepted framework for the alternative care of children was developed with input from SOS Children's Villages and other child-focused NGOs. English French Spanish
This policy outlines our standards and mechanisms for ensuring the safety, security and rights of every child we reach through our programmes. English Arabic French German Italian Portuguese Spanish
This policy describes how we take action to bring children in emergency situations to safety, ensure their survival and support healthy childhood development. English French Russian Spanish
We believe in the need to engage both males and females in finding solutions to gender inequality. We practise zero tolerance of gender-based discrimination.
This policy describes our approach to ensuring that every child we help, whether through family-based care or family strengthening, has access to quality education. English French German Spanish
This policy sets a framework by which we, across all our programmes, deal with HIV and its consequences for children, young people and their families. English French German Spanish
This policy describes how we strive to enable children and young people with disabilities to fully access their rights and participate as resourceful and empowered members of society.
These standards were developed to provide tools to improve the care of hundreds of thousands of children and young people living in alternative care situations in Europe, and to ensure that their rights are fulfilled. Available in 27 languages.
This policy sets the quality standards in the area of management and transparency, the integrity of the organisation and the protection of assets. English French German Spanish
This guideline aims to support all SOS Children’s Villages member associations, board members and employees in preventing and handling potential issues of corruption. English French Spanish
This Code of Conduct aims to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct among all co-workers and persons affiliated to the organisation. English Arabic French German Portuguese Spanish
This guide, developed jointly by SOS Children's Villages International and the Council of Europe, promotes a child rights-based approach to alternative child care practice and aims to help professionals in the field of alternative care understand and support the rights of the children and young people with whom they work. Available in other languages.