The Child Care Association strongly believes that each child has equal rights, no matter the gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, origin, disability, religion, intelligence or other characteristics.
Even though majority of the children in the association had lost one or both parents, basic needs are covered and provided for the ones that live in the association’s centers. They have the right to physical protection, food, paid education from the state, health care and civil rights.
The minors found in the care of the association do not have autonomy rights and cannot make decisions for themselves until the age of 18. Instead, the adults that take care of them have the right to decide legal matters for them, whether they are their parents if existing, social workers, teachers or caregivers.
The association provides special protection and assistance to all the children who need it, orphans and to ones who come from families without a shelter. The Child Care Association adopted all the principles for the protection of children’s rights from the ‘United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ 1959.
The ‘3Ps’ from the Convention on the Rights of the Child are followed too: Provision, Protection and Participation. With provision, children have the right to health care, adequate living standards, services and education, to play and to recreate. They have the right to access education in a public or private institution, to appropriate meals for a balanced diet and a warm comfortable bed to sleep in. They are protected from abuse, exploitation for different work, discrimination in private or public spaces and from neglect by the parents or legal tutors.
Children have the right to participate in programs and services for their help or in communities that can take care of their education. Atop of these, children also have the right to integrity of their body.
The Child Care Association is validated by Child Care Associations worldwide and periodically joins discussions around the rights of children and amends its principles according to the latest amendments in the laws.