Keeping Children Safe welcomes first corporate member

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Keeping Children Safe welcomes first corporate member

Keeping Children Safe would like to welcome its first corporate member, Oxford Policy Management. Keeping Children Safe recently launched its Corporate Membership Scheme to support organisations who want to strengthen their child safeguarding measures and to build the capacity of organisations to ensure their staff, programmes and operations are safe for children.

Oxford Policy Management helps low- and middle-income countries achieve growth and reduce poverty and disadvantage through public policy reform. They support governments across the world to bring about lasting positive change in a wide range of sectors including health, finance, education, climate change, and public-sector management. The membership with Keeping Children Safe will ensure they continue to have the most effective child safeguarding measures in place to support their programmes.

“We are delighted to have joined Keeping Children Safe as its first corporate member. Oxford Policy Management will work together with Keeping Children Safe to ensure that our safeguarding practices effectively protect children and vulnerable people, and encourage greater transparency and improved standards globally throughout our supply chain. We believe that safeguarding is a collective responsibility and that we have an obligation to share our experiences and support best practice across the industry.” Simon Hunt, Managing Director, Oxford Policy Management 

The Keeping Childen Safe corporate membership scheme is available to organisations of all types and sizes right across the globe. Membership benefits include: an initial specialised technical assessment of an organisation’s child safeguarding measures; policy review; three days consultancy; creation and implementation of an action plan; ongoing coaching and mentoring; discounted training; access to free webinars; free auditing of an organisations charity partners; access to an online Child Safeguarding Community of Practice; and opportunities to share knowledge at the Keeping Children Safe annual members conference and attend a high-level network reception with leaders from around the world.

Sarah Blakemore, Director of Keeping Children Safe said, “Although we already work with some of the worlds most trusted charitable organisations such as the British Council, Save the Children and War Child to strengthen child safeguarding measures, we are delighted to welcome Oxford Policy Management as our first corporate member. This is a very exciting time for Keeping Children Safe, to be expanding our membership base and supporting more organisations around the world. Corporate membership is of great benefit to all staff in an organisation who have a role in child safeguarding to be assured the organisation is doing all it can to protect children from abuse. This helps organisations to minimise child safeguarding risks and ensure that they too are working with responsible organisations who have effective child safeguarding measures in place.”