Too often the rights of children and young people are violated. And they have also been violated within our institution. In this context, during the XXII General Chapter in Medellín (Colombia) in 2017, the Marist Institute reaffirmed its commitment to the Declaration to the victims and survivors of abuse, in which it said the following:
“We support the work that, in recent years, has been carried out in the Marist Institute to protect children in our institutions, be they schools, social works or other services. This work has been done, above all, by demanding that Child Protection Policies be implemented in all parts of the Marist world, as well as through training and awareness programmes to prevent the recurrence of child abuse in our institutions”.
The Marist Region of Europe makes this commitment to ensure, through specific actions, that all children and young people feel safe and protected.