Our Child Protection Policy

At SHARPZ we operate a child rights-centred protection policy, in which the safety of children and vulnerable adults is at all times paramount.

Our Premises display and adhere to the following notices:


Child Protection Notice

In keeping with our Policy of Safeguarding Children, Serenity Harm Reduction Programme Zambia request that a parent / guardian or the person acting in locus parentis:

  • accompany a child on the premises
  • supervise the child / children while they are on our premises.

Serenity Harm Reduction Programme Zambia (SHARPZ)
 Child Protection Policy Statement

Each child shall be cherished and affirmed as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all. Everyone has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.

In keeping with this we have appointed a Child Protection Officer (CPO). 

Our Child Protection Officer is                                 (Phone: )

All complaints of abuse of any kind (emotional, physical, sexual, neglect) relating to our personnel should ne made to the above CPO, who will communicate with the Designated Officer (DO) who takes responsibility for managing all allegations of abuse and communicating with the local civil authorities.

Our Designated Officer is Fr. Noel Brennan OFM Cap 
(Phone: 097 6202067)

If you are concerned about child protection and welfare in your community, the contact for the local civil authorities are:

Zambian Police & Department of Social Welfare Child Protection Unit  Ph: 0977521871 / 0979300715

Under no circumstances must a child be left in danger pending the intervention of the Civil Authorities. In the case of an emergency contact:

 CHAMP on 990 (24 hour helpline) or the Child Protection Unit on 097 7521871)

Serenity Harm Reduction works to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults, thank you for your co-operation in keeping children safe.