Over recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the way in which children, young people, and vulnerable adults can be at risk of discrimination, neglect, abuse, and exploitation by those who are in positions of trust and power over them. For children, women, and girls with disabilities, these risks are even higher.

We recognize our obligation to put in place all reasonable safeguarding measures to ensure, as far as possible, the safety and protection of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults with whom we work and those in the communities where SF’s work is undertaken. We understand that we may not remove all the risks, but we must do all we can to reduce them or limit their impact.

SF continuously works in ways that are culturally sensitive and that respect the diverse nature of the people we work with. We recognize that there are many different ways of thinking and taking care of vulnerable people and making sure they are protected. We acknowledge that protecting them can be a difficult balancing act, we are committed to upholding diversity and safeguarding the interests of the groups we serve.

You can raise a concern or make a complaint to SF about something they have experienced or witnessed without fear of retribution.

Confidential whistleblowing lines: info@matangavunifoundation.com