Policies and Guidelines

Organizational Policies and Guidelines

CHADET has developed and employed different policies and guidelines that are relevant to its work. Only the major ones are listed here.

Human resources and management policy

Since its establishment, CHADET has developed and employed different organizational structures and human resource guidelines to facilitate the smooth operation of its programs. The human resources and management policy provides clear guidelines for managing the organization’s human resource functions and systems to attract, develop and retain staff. Periodic review and assessments of these structures is being carried out in order to ensure that it best addresses the organization’s human resource needs and its major functions. The guiding principles of CHADET’s human resource management include:

  • Ensuring that CHADET’s human resource management is a strategic component of the organization’s planning and operations.
  • Effectively retaining and recruiting qualified individuals based on equal opportunity principle, competence and ability to meet the organization’s needs.
  • Becoming a learning organization and creating continuous learning opportunities for its employees.
  • Providing a conducive working environment where employees can be safe, secure and productive in support of CHADET’s mission.
  • Ensuring employees are well informed about CHADET’s strategic objectives and receive regular feedback on how their work aligned and contribute to the achievement of the organization’s objectives.
  • Recognizing and rewarding employees based on their contributions to CHADET’s objectives.

Child Safeguarding Policy

As a child focused organisation, board of directors and senior management of CHADET believed that children under the care of its various projects could be vulnerable to different forms of intentional unintentional harm and decided that a child safeguarding policy be developed and implemented across all its programs and projects. Hence, CHADET’s Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) is developed in such a way that it ensures that all children are assured of the safest possible environment and organizational practices which promote their protection. The organization encourages the creation of an environment where staffs are comfortable to openly voice their concerns as well as foster an atmosphere to encourage reflection and learning. Staffs are encouraged to treat children with the level of concern and respect as they would treat members of their own family whilst maintaining a professional relationship with children at all times. The policy attempts to empower children to build on their strength, overcome their problems and enhance their skills to be able to develop to their full potential.

Children and Young Person’s Participation Guideline

The guideline is designed to support CHADET to promote children and young people’s participation and inclusion in project planning, implementation and evaluation. Furthermore, it helps t facilitate dialogue and an exchange of ideas between staff, adults and children that CHDET works with. This will enable children and young people’s voices to be heard, and support CHADET in changing adults’ attitudes towards children and young people so that they are able to participate in a non-tokenistic way in the organisation’s work. In general, it:

  • Provides an analysis of how age and gender shape children’s and young persons participation, keeping in mind their daily chores.
  • Ensures the inclusion of different categories of children and young people in the participation process, e.g. children with disabilities.
  • Stipulates important ethical values and principles while working with children and young people.

Environmental policy

CHADET has formulated a policy statement to take into consideration that its operations does not have any negative impact on the on the environment. CHADET, therefore, works towards the promoting the sustainability of the environment in all activities that it carries out. In this regard, it will comply with all applicable environmental legislation and sustainability commitments 
made at national levels and to all other international commitments that the country has endorsed. It will particularly ensure that it will prevent pollution and minimise waste that may have a negative impact on the environment. Moreover, CHADET is committed that all materials procured and services provided to project participants use efficient energy and always take into account other climate change mitigation efforts.

Finincial management

CHADET has a finincial guideline that governs finincial matters and have put in place the necessary procedures, policies and guidelines in accordance to internationally accepted standards. The finincial guideline, therefore, provides for the effective budgeting, recording and financial reporting system and control procedures in line with the finincial reporting system and procedures of its donors, partners and government requirements. The finincial statements of thee organization are audited by an external auditor that is appointed by the Board. The annual finincial year starts in January and ends in December in Gregorian calendar.



CHADET is a charitable organisation registered in Ethiopia (Reg. no. 0234) that works for the protection and welfare of children found under difficult circumstances.



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Striving to build Children’s future!


25 years of service for vulnerable children and young people!