Resources

The Code Voluntourism Policy

This policy outlines the issues of voluntourism and orphanages in relation to child protection, and the criteria that organisations involved in voluntourism activities may apply to join The Code.

The Code eLearnings

Are you a member of The Code? Sign in to access online training for the travel and tourism industry to protect children from sexual exploitation.

The Global Study

The Global Study is a collective effort of 67 partners from across the world and sectors that brings together the largest bank of information ever compiled on the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.

The Code Brochure

Learn more about The Code and the six steps you can take to keep children safe in travel and tourism.


Out of the Shadows Index

Out of the shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation - a 60-country benchmarking index examines how countries are responding to the threat of sexual violence against children.​

Effective Ways of Working with the Private Sector

This paper provides guidance for civil society organisations for how to engage with the private sector, including travel and tourism industry with regards to child protection.

International Summit Declaration & Call To Action

The declaration and call to action for the Protection of Children in Travel and Tourism resulting from the first International Summit.

Orphanage Divestment Resources for the Travel and Volunteering Sectors

This resource has been developed to support businesses in the travel and volunteering sectors to responsibly divest from relationships with orphanages.

Useful Links

ECPAT International

ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children. They work at all levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and conducting a wide range of research.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

GSTC represents a diverse global membership within the sustainable tourism industry. GSTC Destination Criteria serves as the minimum that any tourist destination should aspire to reach and has applicability to the entire travel and tourism industry.

Better Care Network

The Better Care Network website is a vital source of information for people working on issues related to children who lack adequate family care.

UNICEF Children's Rights & Business

UNICEF has released a set of tools that provide practical guidance on how to integrate child rights considerations into broader risk management processes. They explain in plain language what children’s rights mean for business and how companies can respect and support children’s rights in their decisions, activities and relationships.

Lumos

Lumos is an NGO founded by J.K. Rowling, working to end the harm of institutionalisation & help children worldwide be reunited with family.

UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

WTTC’s work in the area of Sustainable Growth focuses on eight key areas: Inclusion, Diversity & Social Impact; Climate & Environment Action Sustainable Travel & Tourism Partners; Sustainability Reporting; Destination Stewardship; Future of Work; Illegal Wildlife Trade and Human Trafficking, including child protection.

Child Safe Tourism

A repository of research and resources from South-East Asia. The Child Safe Tourism campaign aims to arm us with knowledge and information on the simple things each of us can do in order to be a child safe traveller.

Think Child Safe

ChildSafe is a global movement protecting children and young people from abuse and exploitation.

Destination Mekong

Mekong Tourism Advisory Group formed a Child Protection Experts Group to increase resilience and drive sustainability for the tourism industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion through addressing child protection issues.

www.protectingchildrenintourism.org

This initiative by ECPAT International is a repository of information and resources from academia, not for profit, government and other institutions across the world working to end the exploitation of children in travel and tourism.