Policy paper

High Level Summary: Safeguarding Assurance Returns from UK Charities

Secretary of State for International Development wrote to all UK charities directly receiving UK Aid requesting that they provide her by 26 February 2018 a statement of assurance.

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  1. On 12 February 2018, the Secretary of State for International Development wrote to all UK charities directly receiving UK Aid requesting that they provide her by 26 February a statement of assurance on the following 4 points which are essential to effective safeguarding:
  • that they provide a safe and trusted environment which safeguards anyone who their organisation has contact with, including beneficiaries, staff and volunteers
  • that they set an organisational culture that prioritises safeguarding, so that it is safe for those affected to come forward, and to report incidents and concerns with the assurance that they will be handled sensitively and properly
  • that they have adequate safeguarding policies, procedures and measures to protect people and these are shared and understood
  • that they have absolute clarity as to how incidents and allegations will be handled should they arise, including reporting to the relevant authorities, such as the Commission and to funding partners such as the Department for International Development
Published 20 March 2018