Child Safeguarding Statement

This statement applies to all Halteres Associates, LLC, (Halteres) staff, including employees, anyone working on the behalf of Halteres and its consultants.

The purpose of this statement is to acknowledge the protection of children who are directly influenced by Halteres’ services. This includes the children of adults who use our service.

A child as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child, is a person below the age of 18; unless the laws of a particular country set the legal age for adulthood younger.

Halteres has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and to keep them safe. As a company, we are committed to practice in a way that protects them. Halteres staff members should promote and practice the welfare of children no matter where they are.

Halteres believes that children should never experience abuse of any kind. It is the responsibility of all staff members to raise concerns, however distressing that it maybe, for the physical and mental health of a child. Halteres believes that the welfare of a child must come first. Should a staff member witness the abuse of a child, it is the responsibility of that staff member to report that abuse to the proper authority. Additionally, Halteres will take positive action to prevent child abusers from becoming involved with Halteres in any way. Abuse of a child by any staff member is grounds for disciplinary action including and not limited to termination and legal action.

Lastly Halteres does not promote the practices of prostitution and sex trafficking of children. Nor does it encourage the filming or viewing of child pornography on its equipment, on its premises and at all by Halteres staff members. Discussion of children in a sexual nature by a staff member is grounds for disciplinary action including and not limited to termination and legal action.

Halteres Associates discourages the abuse and sexualization of children. Halteres is committed to the safety and protection of all children on and off our premises and holds all staff members accountable to the same commitments no matter where they are.