Oak Foundation strives to prevent abuse and promote the safety, protection, wellbeing, and development of children. We are committed to putting these principles into practice.
For more information about child safeguarding at Oak, please watch our video.
Oak Foundation strives to prevent abuse and promote the safety, protection, wellbeing, and development of children. We are committed to putting these principles into practice. We have done this by developing our own child safeguarding policy that applies to all Oak Foundation staff, consultants, contractors, and volunteers.
We also ask our grantee partners to adhere to the same safeguarding standards that we set for ourselves. Oak Foundation’s child safeguarding standards consist of five building blocks that together create a safer organisational environment for children.
For more information about child safeguarding at Oak, please read our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Child Safeguarding Policy
The child safeguarding policy helps us lay down standards of conduct and behaviour, provides a clear overview of what is acceptable and not, and gives instructions in cases of violations. Discover what this policy entails by reading the following document.
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Safeguarding as a culture: the story of Heartlines
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Leading by example: When funders take on safeguarding
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Review of Oak Foundation’s learning on child safeguarding
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Child safeguarding self-audit moves online
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How our partner Neighbors Together began their safeguarding journey
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Supporting our partners to protect children
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Do you have questions?
We have added the most frequent questions to our Q&A document.
Child Safeguarding Q&A
Frequently asked questions In this document we have consolidated frequently asked questions in relation to child safeguarding. If you are a partner of Oak Foundation and your question is not listed below, please get in touch with us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.