The safety of vulnerable people is paramount. To help partners act on their obligations to manage risks towards children and vulnerable adults , Porticus requires from its partners the compliance to a set of safeguarding measures. These requirements provide a basis for determining local standards and how these will be met and measured. They may be applied to situations that concern not only children, but all vulnerable people. Four main categories of safeguarding standards have been defined: policy, people, procedures and accountability. In each category Porticus requires its partners to have put in place their standards:
Porticus expects all partners working with vulnerable groups to meet the requirements set in all four categories. Porticus reserves the right to terminate agreements or relationships with any partner in the event of violation or non‐compliance with safeguarding policies. In some cases, partners may be supported in developing and implementing their own safeguarding policies.
Photo: Students involved in conversations whith residents of the community. Course: Corporate and Social Responsibility and Governance. Partner Community: KAYUMANGGI-Quezon City Chapter. De La Salle University. Philippines. Asia & Ocenia Hub.
 A child is anyone under the age of 18 years, irrespective of the age of majority in the country in which the child lives. A vulnerable adult is a person, 18 or above, who, by reason of disability, age or illness, the context they are in or as a result of social and other inequalities, is or may be unable to take care of or to protect himself or herself against significant harm or exploitation.
UNISERVITATE is a global and networked programme that is established through a process of permanent development and the integration of new actors and institutions from a series of regional hubs strategically distributed around the world.