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Position Paper

NGOs and government jointly commit to improving safeguarding standards.

Last updated:
20 March 2018

NGOs, DFID, the Charity Commission and safeguarding experts pledged to improve safeguarding standards, following the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March 2018. Below is our joint statement.

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 with UK international development charities, regulatory bodies, and Government and independent safeguarding experts.

The Summit addressed the safeguarding prevention and response failures that have led to sexual exploitation and abuse within the UK international development sector.

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