Our experts help you identify, address and prevent future instances of child labour, creating a brighter future for the child while protecting your reputation.
There are some 215m child labourers globally, and with the advent of legislation on modern slavery, child labour has moved further into the spotlight. We are a recognised leader in helping working children back into education. We have helped some 180 children from countries including Bangladesh, China and Turkey get back into education since 2010.
Through our proven methodology (the Child Labour Operational Procedures), we help brands and retailers address instances of child labour in their supply chain in a considered and responsible way. A number of companies have adopted our guide as their standard approach to dealing with child labour.
- With a keen focus on children’s welfare, we develop an understanding of each child’s needs and aspirations, seek their parents’ view, and develop effective solutions.
- Partnering with NGOs on the ground, we select appropriate schooling, negotiate financial support and monitor the child’s development over time.
- Sensitive to the fact that the child may be working to support their family, we strive to relieve pressure on the family’s finances by providing a monthly stipend.
- In addition to compulsory academic education, we help former child workers fulfil specific aspirations by helping them undertake vocational courses in topics including IT, accounting, childcare, teaching and beauty.
- We help to prevent child labour by offering assessments and training at site level to help your suppliers verify workers’ ages. Where necessary, we advise on building more effective systems.
Key benefits: You gain expert support in identifying, addressing and preventing future instances of child labour swiftly and effectively, creating a brighter future for the child while helping to protecting your reputation.
 Source: International Labour Organization (ILO)