Honoring the dignity of every individual, especially vulnerable persons, means prioritizing safe environments within philanthropic, non-profit, and faith-based organizations. FADICA’s Safeguarding Initiative engages funders and their grantee partners, working to develop, build, and sustain safeguarding best practices.
Safeguarding is a word that is recognized globally by many institutions working to protect minors and vulnerable persons, although it is sometimes used less frequently in North America, where safe environment and abuse prevention are common phrases. Safeguarding includes protection from all types of abuse, exploitation, and violence. Here at FADICA, and in collaboration with partners, this commitment to protecting children and vulnerable persons includes:
Safeguarding is a word that was thoughtfully chosen to encompass these goals, on both the domestic and international level. There is no finite “end point” to this safeguarding journey. It requires ongoing learning, attention, and investment from our community.
Informed service providers, participants, and beneficiaries help create and sustain safe environments. A proactive team is a conscientious team, knowledgeable of boundaries, aware of risks, and committed to continuing education and development.
Communicating an organization’s zero tolerance for abuse, affirmed by a written safeguarding policy, is a necessary first step in establishing safeguarding best practices.
Questions? Comments? Keep the conversation going! Whether you would like to discuss safeguarding goals, planning, or resources available to your organization, our team is here to help. Connect with us via email below, and let us know how we can support you.
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