Jayne Adams: Safeguarding policies must make clear what is illegal and what is unacceptable

McCarthy Denning charities partner, Jayne Adams, was invited by The Charity Times to share her opinion on the recent Oxfam scandal and how other charities should enhance safeguarding policies to protect their beneficiaries, staff and volunteers and avoid similar incidents and repercussions in the future. Jayne states that all charities should have “robust governance and strong safeguarding policies and procedures” and must “make clear what is illegal and what is not acceptable”. Safeguarding principles should be central to a charity’s culture and, as seen with Oxfam, allegations of failings in this regard are sufficient to stain a brand to which so much public money and private donations have been entrusted.


The full article can be read on The Charity Times website by clicking here.