Child protection

Plan is committed to ensuring the security, privacy and dignity of all the children that we work with.

Help us protect children

If you see a photo on any Plan website that depicts children without dignity, respect or regard for privacy, contact our Global Child Protection Officer.

If you see your photo or your child's photo

We seek to obtain consent for the use of all photos. Nonetheless, if you see your own photo or your child's photo, and do not wish it to appear, you should contact us; we shall remove it promptly.

Identification of children

It should not be possible for a child to be identified or contacted either via a Plan website or as a result of a visitor using one of our websites. If you are concerned that a child could be identified, please contact our Global Child Protection Officer.

Children's names

We never use children's full names on our websites. At most you will see a child's first name and the name of the district where the child lives. If we change a child's name in a story for their protection, then we say so. The names are not all real; the stories are.

Photos on this website

Photos used on this campaign website feature children from communities and groups which Plan works with, but it should not be inferred that they are necessarily victims of violence.

The law about photos

Laws on how we obtain, use and store photos vary significantly in the countries where Plan works. In some countries, culture, tradition and religion also play a role, and we seek to respect them.

To find out about the law that applies in the United Kingdom, where Plan has its headquarters, see the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

Contact Plan's Global Child Protection Officer

If you have questions or concerns about child protection at Plan, contact our Global Child Protection Officer:


Phone: +44 (0)1483 755 155


International Headquarters
c/o Global Child Protection Officer
Dukes Court
Block A
Duke Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

Girl facts

open quotes 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have experienced rape or other forms of sexual violence.close quotes

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