The frame of reference for the guiding values of terre des hommes schweiz is the indivisible human and children's rights declared by the United Nations. The focus is on these values:
Human dignity and social justicePeople have a right to self-determination, to security and protection from exploitation and to cultural self-determination.
Tolerance and respectWe must question our respective values and allow them to be questioned. This creates an ability to learn, based on the development possibilities of other cultural approaches.
Equivalence: All people are equal. Equivalence does not mean equality. Equivalence includes the possibility and chance to be different and to shape one's own life in a certain way.
ResponsibilityResponsibility means not only taking action, but also considering and taking into account the consequences of trade. This includes the willingness to share power, knowledge and experience.
(From the Operations Strategy 2010)
terre des hommes schweiz sets high standards for the correct treatment of children and young people. To this end, employees and partner organisations have signed the Code of Conduct (see below), to which we adhere. In the event of misconduct, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Have you observed any serious misconduct in the working context of "terre des hommes schweiz"?
Please contact our independent ombudspersons here!
Social worker FH, mediator
Dieter von Blarer
terre des hommes switzerland has achieved the "Keeping Children Safe, Level 1" certification, which confirms that a comprehensive framework for the protection of children is in place that meets the standards for protecting children from harm, and that any concerns are adequately addressed should they arise.