At DSWF we believe that our whole organisation has a responsibility to promote the welfare of young people, to keep them safe, and to conduct all practices in a way that protects them from harm.
DSWF recognises that some young people are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of discrimination, previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
The Foundation is working to build a culture of safeguarding, where all employees, volunteers, trustees, and contractors understand what to look out for, understand that ‘it could happen here’ and know what to do if an issue arises. Concerns should be reported immediately and in accordance with this policy. This policy is designed to safeguard all children under the age of 18, even if they do not live with their parents or guardians.
The following policy describes how DSWF will ensure the safeguarding of children and young people during its work.
Please read our policy in full here
Education is one of the DSWF’s key strategic pillars in our mission to fight, protect and engage on behalf of endangered species across the world. We have been delivering free assemblies, talks and workshops to schools, youth groups and children’s clubs for over 20 years. Find out how to invite DSWF to your school here.
Access a selection of information, resources, activities designed to support both Educators and Students to better understand biodiversity and conservation.
Our core aim is to deliver coherent conservation and wildlife messages, however we do link to the requirements from awarding bodies and national curricula where they naturally arise. Find out more about how we align our offer to current school and college curricula in the UK.