"Abuse thrives under two conditions: when victims are afraid to speak out, and when those in power do not listen.”1
The recent scandals emerging from some high profile international aid organisations and churches raise many questions. How would your organisation have handled a similar situation? Do your staff have the training necessary to recognise different types of abuse? Are there processes in place to facilitate reporting and whistleblowing?
Global Connections, Thirtyone:eight and Thrive Worldwide are collaborating to facilitate a one day conference that will address the key concerns for safeguarding in the international context for organisations and UK churches.
During the day, we aim to meet the following outcomes:
- To equip agencies to meet the most up to date requirements as outlined by best practice guidelines from the Charity Commission.
- To identify the mechanisms needed to push through the current barriers to culture change and impacted practice.
- To explore the possibility of a safeguarding forum/consortium to take forward the agreed initiatives for international organisations and churches.
This event is for Trustees, CEOs and Senior Leaders from churches and international organisations who have people serving internationally, offices based internationally, and/or partners who facilitate projects internationally.
Due to limited capacity, each organisation may send up to 2 delegates.
Our speakers include Graham Fawcett (Thrive Worldwide), Eleanor Morgan (Charity Commission), Karen Eakins (Thirtyone:eight) and Tim Davy (Redcliffe College).