Child Security, Contact and Social Media

Child security

As we seek to provide children with the support they need to survive and thrive, it is imperative that we ensure the safety of each child we serve. Child trafficking is a real and present threat to children in developing nations. We are committed and obligated to ensuring every child in our program is protected and safe.

For this reason, we carefully monitor communication between sponsors and their sponsored children. Part of your agreement as a sponsor is that you will NOT attempt to directly contact your sponsored child, their family, or local community members without permission from Childcare Worldwide. Emails, phone calls or visits directly to the child’s residence are not allowed without permission from and oversight by Childcare Worldwide staff.

While our goal is to help you and your sponsored child to develop as genuine a relationship as possible, please understand that we limit the specific identifying information we share about a child. We will share general information about where the child lives, but we will not release a child’s exact address or direct contact information.

Social Media Policies

For the safety of the all the children we serve, please do not connect with your sponsored child via any social media platform. Instead, please use the approved methods to connect that are outlined here.

Privacy and security goes both ways, and we endeavor to protect you as well as our children. Sponsored children and their family members are discouraged from contacting you without Childcare Worldwide’s prior knowledge. If your sponsored child does reach out to you via social media, please be aware that they have been instructed NOT to do so. Please refuse their request.

This helps protect you from being solicited directly from overseas, and protects the children from being forced to contact you by coercion from unscrupulous individuals.

While we strongly discourage direct contact with your child on social media, please feel free to share news about your child with your networks! Post their pictures, letters, etc as you please. To protect their security and privacy we only ask that you do not post your child’s last name.