Oak Foundation's Child Abuse Programme puts the child at the centre of all the work it supports. This statement has guided the foundation's work over the past decade, and we now feel that it is time to clarify and expand on this, with some additional details and reflection on each of the principles that help frame what we do. The work of the Child Abuse Programme is guided by six interrelated and mutually reinforcing principles.The foundational principle is that the work we support is child right's based. Thisi s a stand alone principle and one that is achieved through the integration and operation of five other core principles. The foundation's work is not operational, and so primarily these principles will be reflected through the work they support that is implemented by their partners.