RAPCAN is widely recognised for its contribution towards creating a safe society where children are acknowledged as rights-holders, and the rights of all are respected. We strive for a society where adults take responsibility for the safety of children, where children participate in the realisation of their rights and are able to achieve their full potential.


RAPCAN is committed to ensuring that the rights of children are realised, by working within a preventative framework towards the protection of children.

We work to build effective prevention and responsive measures relating to child victimisation and offending through direct service delivery, capacity building, resource development and dissemination and advocacy. Our work is strengthened by strategic partnerships and the participation of children.

We believe in respecting diversity, dignity and the equality of all people, and providing a professional, high quality, evidence-based service.

Organisational Objectives

RAPCAN will:

  • Ensure that its work is innovative and evidence-based, responsive to contextual challenges and the needs of our beneficiaries and is continually informed by research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide evidence-based training and resource materials that strengthen the nature and quality of services provided to children and families by other service-providers.
  • Advocate with role-players whose actions and decisions have an impact on children’s lives to establish or enhance legislation, policy and services that meet children’s needs and promote the realisation of children’s rights.
  • Ensure that our work is informed by children’s views, context and experiences by engaging children in ethical processes of participation.
  • Create a work environment and human resource systems that promote the creativity and well-being of its staff, and enable them to respond to the challenges of RAPCAN’s work through capacity-building and acknowledgement.
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships and networks with relevant organisations, donors and individuals to strengthen its ability to provide holistic interventions, build capacity within communities to promote and protect children’s rights, and exchange knowledge and learning.
  • Establish and document management policies and systems to ensure an effective, efficient and accountable organisation.