Code of ethics

It provides the overall operating framework and is based on the moral values of BKF :

  • Commitment to solidarity, team spirit and responsibility, dedication of its members.
  • Respect for users and their families: Consideration, tolerance, confidentiality.
  • Impartiality: Political, racial, religious and gender neutrality.
  • Basing of the action on universal values (International Convention of the Rights of the Child)[1].
  • Practices that are respectful of man and his environment and of the animal condition.
  • Integrity in the use of funds and in the actions carried out.
  • Accountability to donors and government authorities for the use of funds and actions taken.
  • Limit operating expenses and give priority to direct action (material, services).

[1]The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), adopted in 1989, emphasizes four fundamental principles concerning children: non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the right to life, survival and development, and respect for the views of the child.

The Convention contains 54 articles, stating that every child has the right :

  • To have a name, a nationality, an identity
  • To be cared for, protected from disease, to have an adequate and balanced diet
  • To be educated
  • To be protected from violence, maltreatment and all forms of abuse and exploitation
  • To be protected from all forms of discrimination
  • To be free from war and violence
  • To have shelter, to be rescued, and to have decent living conditions
  • To play and have leisure time
  • To freedom of information, expression and participation
  • To have a family, to be surrounded and loved