Safeguarding & Oxfam

The Charity Commission report on the safeguarding incidents at Oxfam was published in June. The full report can be found here.

There has been much comment in the sector press as a consequence.

For an interesting and balanced perspective we would strongly recommend you read:

Sayer Vincent have also drafted guidance on behalf of a BOND working group titled Good Governance for Safeguarding. The guide is intended to supplement the Charity Governance Code and focuses on the oversight and governance role of UK NGOs’ boards of trustees, but in doing so, sets out what the board should expect the charities’ management to have in place. While drafted for international charities there is much that is also very relevant for all charities.

The full guide can be found here.