It is the policy of Compassion International to protect children in our programs from abuse by instituting reasonable guidelines and procedures to direct the interactions of Compassion International staff, partners, sponsors and other visitors with Compassion beneficiaries. In accordance with our Commitment to Child Protection, Compassion requires a Background Check for all adult visitors (18 and older) who are meeting any beneficiary of a ministry program. Compassion's background checks are valid for 12 months. If you travel on another Custom Visit or Sponsor Trip during this time frame, you will not need to complete another one. This includes arrangements to meet any sponsored child, or Compassion-assisted child development center or Child Survival Program.
Each adult visitor will be responsible for paying the $40 nonrefundable, non-tax-deductible fee, as well as submitting the information to our third-party vendor, ScreeningONE. Instructions for the background check will be provided upon registration for a visit, and completion is required before arranging a custom visit.