NCVO has been developing a set of principles that can act as a ‘code of ethics’ for the charity sector and has launched a consultation on a draft code.
Recent concerns about safeguarding and wider conduct at work are, rightly, a major priority for charities, government, and regulators. At summits held by the Charity Commission and the Department for International Development, charities, sector bodies, the regulator and government agreed to put new mechanisms in place to strengthen safeguarding, workplace practices and culture, and prevent incidents wherever possible.
NCVO hopes the code will provide a framework for charities to review their own policies and practice. They can then identify where these need to change in line with their own purpose and specific values.
They have launched a consultation to gather the views of charities and other vcs organisations – the consultation closes on Wednesday 26 September 2018.