Policies and Guidelines

Inclusion Policy

This policy expresses the organisation’s stand on the inclusion of children with disabilities and sets an action framework for the SOS Children’s Villages organisation. It is implemented by co-workers and other relevant stakeholders within the organisation, and has an impact on all aspects of the organisation’s work. It has been elaborated in accordance with SOS Children’s Villages’ roots, vision, mission and values (“Who we are”), the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). It has followed a consultative development process with participation and feedback from national associations, and in consideration of the views of children, including children and young people with disabilities.


Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

SOS Children’s Villages advocates for the rights of children without parental care and those at risk of losing parental care. Founded in 1949, its operations are guided by the spirit of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. www.sos-childrensvillages.org


SOS Childrens' Village Emergency Policy 2016

This policy expresses the organisation’s stand on emergency activities and sets an action framework for the SOS Children’s Villages organisation. It has been elaborated in accordance with SOS Children’s Villages’ roots, vision, mission and values (“Who we are”) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It has followed a consultative development process with participation and feedback from member associations, and in consideration of the views of children and young people.


SOS Childrens' Village International - 2030 Strategy

The time has come for us to change: to learn from the past and move forward in new innovative ways. At heart we remain a practitioner organisation, passionate about the development of each child and their success in life. But now we will take more modern approaches to following this passion, always aiming to increase the impact we have – to make a difference for individual children and improve the overall situation of children and young people.