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Safeguarding at Choose Love

by | 12th Jun 2024

Safeguarding at Choose Love

Choose Love has in place a robust set of safeguarding policies, which may be seen on the code of conduct page here. Our policies are regularly examined in the light of new learning, and formally reviewed annually by our Safeguarding Lead and the Executive Leadership Team and then approved by the Board of Trustees. We are confident that our policies meet the highest professional standards.

Our policy base is supported by the promotion of a strong safeguarding culture within the organisation. All new employees, volunteers and interns receive safeguarding training at induction and then again via refresher training. A Code of Conduct sets out our expectations and guiding principles for appropriate behaviour at all levels of the organisation and in all the environments in which we work.

Our safeguarding work is led and overseen by a Safeguarding Lead in collaboration with departmental heads of all our functions.  Additionally, a monthly meeting examines issues arising, and reviews our programmes through a safeguarding risk analysis framework. This meeting is attended by the Safeguarding Lead, the ELT, Director of Risk and Assurance, and the Trustee Board member with responsibility for safeguarding. We regularly update our community of partners and supporters on our safeguarding commitment through our social media channels.

Choose Love is sensitive to the needs of its partners for capacity building support, and we offer a range of support depending on needs. This may include a due diligence review, technical assistance, or provision of training. For example, in 2022, Choose Love began a capacity building programme of its partners in eastern Europe and delivered safeguarding training in Greece and in Lebanon.

If you have any questions on how we manage safeguarding at Choose Love or have any current concerns personally or on behalf of someone else, do reach out by emailing us here at our safeguarding inbox safeguarding@choose.love Your correspondence will be treated in confidence.

If you have concerns or would like to report a safeguarding issue, you can download and complete an incident reporting form, read our full Safeguarding Policy or communicate with our Safeguarding Lead via safeguarding@choose.love. Finally, if you are unhappy with any aspect of Choose Love’s work, find out how to take action by using our Complaints Policy.