19 March 2018

News - British Red Cross commits to joint statement at the safeguarding summit

On 5 March 2018, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Charity Commission co-hosted, with support from the international development network Bond, a safeguarding summit.

UK international development charities, regulatory bodies, the Government and independent safeguarding experts all attended.

We all agreed to five commitments across the sector which include:

  1. We will demonstrate accountability to beneficiaries and survivors
  2. We will demonstrate a step change in shifting organisational culture
  3. We will ensure that safeguards are integrated throughout the employment cycle
  4. We will ensure full accountability through rigorous reporting and complaints mechanisms
  5. We will ensure that concerns are heard and acted on.

We have committed to monitoring progress of these actions for review at a wider safeguarding conference to be held later in 2018.