Bond statement in response to the Charity Commission’s final report from its safeguarding taskforce

Today the Charity Commission has published the final report from its safeguarding taskforce.

Responding to the report, Judith Brodie, interim CEO at Bond, the UK’s network of International Development NGOs said:

“We are reassured to see that NGOs are being transparent and taking safeguarding seriously which is reflected in the significant increase in levels of reporting from our sector since February to the Charity Commission. NGOs are working hard to report serious incidents safely and correctly to protect people from any form of abuse and exploitation, so we would welcome support from the Charity Commission to make the process clearer and quicker.

Today’s report shows that NGOs are getting it right: people feel more confident and comfortable coming forward, but it is also important to note that the Commission has found that the NGO sector handled historical cases correctly. This is just the beginning though and Bond is working with its members to ensure we see leadership and long-term sustainable change around safeguarding.”

Noted to Editor

  1. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
  2. For further information please contact Maryam Mohsin, [email protected] or 07555336029