All work of Save the Children Finland is governed by following guiding principles:
Four principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child NCRC: Survival and development; Non-discrimination; Child participation and the right to be heard; and the Best interest of the child.
These principles are incorporated into all activities to create positive changes in a child’s life as well as those of the parents and the society as a whole while supporting a child’s right to life, survival and development overall. This child rights-focused method of working is also promoted among all stakeholders and partners.
Strengthening of the civil society through capacity building and participation of local actors and decision-makers to help create a society where policies and practices, as well as attitudes will support the best interest of a child.
Targeting of the most marginalized children, Save the Children Finland aims to go where child rights violations are at their most severe state, and work especially on areas, both geographically and thematically, which have not been covered by other agencies.
Save the Children Finland gives special attention to the rights of inclusiveness and equality, emphasizing the two cross-cutting issues of valuing diversity and enabling children to participate.