Another report identifies Safeguarding failures: Guardian 'Oxfam failed to address sexual misconduct and bullying'(3 Posts)
'Oxfam failed to address sexual misconduct and bullying, finds review
Independent commission says charity lacked robust safeguarding policies and was inconsistent in dealing with complaints'
A damning interim review has highlighted Oxfam’s failure to tackle an environment at the charity that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked.
The report, produced by an independent commission, warned that no uniform system exists for dealing with complaints and said there are “drastic inconsistencies” in the way safeguarding issues are handled across the 90-plus countries in which Oxfam International operates.
The review added that multiple staff across different Oxfam offices believe bullying is pervasive, and highlighted concerns about a lack of confidentiality in investigation processes.
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“At the heart of this issue is how power is managed and trust is earned and kept. The risks associated with reporting allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse are often high,” the report said." (continues)
cf recent Veritas investigation into The Green Party:
There are systemic failures/failings in the Safeguarding and Child Protection frameworks:
Is there an independent organisation that assesses safeguarding procedures?
It's seems that organisations are only aware of problems with their policies and procedures when there is a huge breach.
There was a lot of discussion about this on the two threads discussing the Veritas report about The Green Party and Challenors.
Organisations should be aware of their responsibilities but are negligent to the importance and need to apply understandings.
It isn;t just about policies.
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