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We believe in the power of sport to change children’s lives. ChildFund Rugby implements a range of an innovative and award-winning sport for development curricula, giving children and young people from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to play, learn and lead.
“ChildFund Rugby helps young people practice the skills they need to keep safe in a rapidly changing environment and supports global efforts to achieve gender equality and end all forms of violence against children.”
Simon Whyte, Chair, ChildFund Alliance
YOUR SUPPORT HELPS CHILDREN TO PLAY, LEARN AND LEAD THROUGH RUGBY
What is Childfund Rugby?
ChildFund Rugby not only promotes the right to play in communities where children face challenges accessing organised sport, it also provides important learning opportunities where children can practice positive attitudes and behaviours supporting gender equality in their communities.
Rugby’s values of integrity, respect, solidarity, passion and discipline provide a strong anchor for life skills learning and creating an inclusive environment for all.
How Do We Support Children?
By taking part in Rugby for Development activities, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take active leadership roles within their communities. Players and coaches develop and practice critical social and emotional skills to build relationships that support positive decision making. Over half of all ChildFund Rugby participants at all levels are female and the ChildFund Rugby environment is built challenge negative gender stereotypes and to create positive male and female role models.
With global recognition as a best practice Sport for Development program, we want more young people enjoying their right to play sport and learn.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the International Safeguards for Children in Sport?
- work towards the 8 International Safeguards for Children in Sport;
- complete an annual Safeguards self-audit and report on our progress;
- join and promote the annual safer sport campaign; and
- share all our relevant resources, learning, knowledge and research.
Who is ChildFund?
ChildFund is a global alliance of child-focused international development organisations which assists almost 16 million children and their families in over 60 countries. With a long-standing and trusted presence in many of the world’s poorest communities, ChildFund works in partnership with children, their families and local organisations to achieve lasting change, respond to humanitarian emergencies and promote children’s rights.
ChildFund implements programs to improve education, healthcare and child protection. It also delivers programs to build the resilience of children and youth, including sport for development – most notably the highly successful Pass It Back program.
How will donated funds be used?
Funds donated will enable ChildFund Rugby to support more young people, giving them the opportunity to develop leadership and life skills through Rugby for Development programs.
How accountable is ChildFund?
ChildFund is an affiliate member of Accountable Now, a platform of international civil society organisations that strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders, and focused on delivering impact. In addition, each member of ChildFund Alliance must uphold and meet the following range of standards:
Program Code of Ethics: each member must establish clear and honest policies and procedures for monitoring and accountability to ensure programs are as effective as possible, with standards in place that guarantee that projects are focused on children and encourage the empowerment, training and involvement of the communities they help.
Child Safeguarding Policy Guidelines: these set forth our core values and commitments to children in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Fundraising Code of Ethics: these standards ensure efficiency, minimised administrative overheads, proper stewardship of funds and contributions, and complete accuracy and honesty in all fundraising activities, public statements and advertising.
ChildFund Australia, which manages the ChildFund Pass It Back program, is a member of the Australia Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. As evidence of this accountability, ChildFund Australia is accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to receive government grants.
Does ChildFund have a refund policy?
A request for a refund of contributions already donated will be considered and determined on a case by case basis. When a request for a refund is received, an assessment of the reason given for the refund request is undertaken. The following reasons will usually be considered favourably:
- an error has been made by ChildFund Australia;
- a donor decides within the first 1-3 weeks of providing contributions that they have changed their mind and the funds have not already been remitted overseas;
- a donor’s banking details are fraudulently obtained and used.
The following reasons will not usually be grounds for a refund to be given:
- the financial circumstances of the donor;
- disagreement by the donor with the nature of the programs provided by ChildFund.
If it is agreed that a refund is to be made the donor will receive the refund within ten working days of the decision. Further information can be can found in our Complaints Policy.
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