In Japan, approaches to abuse are mainly medical and psychological approaches, and other approaches have not yet been established and are not widely utilized. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to obtain suggestions on how to respond to abuse from the activities of Stairway, a Philippine NGO that protects abused children and has achieved positive results. The analysis was based on interviews with staff and children, as well as information from their website. The results revealed that the approach is based on a multifaceted assessment that includes psychological understanding, that it emphasizes the development of self-esteem based on human rights awareness, that it focuses on specific support for social independence, and that its activities are conducted from the perspective of community development to achieve these goals. It was also suggested that activities are conducted from the perspective of community development in order to achieve these goals. These perspectives were considered to be applicable in Japan as well.