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 its Executive Leadership Team and then approved by the Board of Directors. 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 and managed by Safeguarding Focal Points throughout the organisation. Safeguarding Focal Points meet monthly.
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, Prism the Gift Fund, and the 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A detailed version of our safeguarding reporting routes is available here. Finally, if you are unhappy with any aspect of Choose Love’s work, find out how to take action by using our Complaints Policy.