IoF response to report of the International Development Committee

IoF response to report of the International Development Committee

31 July 2018

Commenting on the International Development Committee report into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector, Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs, said

Today’s report highlights hugely important issues for the international aid sector, as well as the need for all charities to ensure they have proper safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Everyone who works with, for, or comes into contact with a charity must be treated with respect and have their rights protected.

Supporters and the public rightly have high expectations of how charities work and hold them to high standards. They care about causes, and while we never take public donations for granted, we believe that people will continue to support charities and continue to give. Charities need to show real and meaningful change, be transparent, and fully accountable. By being upfront, honest, and clear with supporters charities can keep support and continue to work to make the world a better place.

Note to editors: 

1. This is a response to the report released by the Commons International Development Committee on 31 July 2018. Read a summary of the report here.

2. The IoF have guidance on safety and safeguarding in fundraising available for free on our website. Read the guidance here.