Safeguarding practices in charities
Following the revelation by The Times this weekend of reports of misconduct by Oxfam workers in Haiti, the points raised in the Charity Commission’s policy paper on ‘strategies for dealing with Safeguarding issues in charities’ seem all the more pertinent.
However, as Penny Mourdant, Secretary of State for International Development, summarised “it doesn’t matter if you have a whistleblowing hotline or good safeguarding practices in
With regards to the alleged cover-up, the Charity Commission
“strengthen our vetting, and induction of staff as well as a commitment to drive positive
“make safeguarding a mandatory part of the interview process for senior leadership positions.
“set up an external whistleblowing helpline as part of an effort to encourage more staff to come forward early with any concerns they may have.
“overcome the legal difficulties which have so far prevented us from sharing intelligence among NGOs and other
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