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Safeguarding

As part of its role as Fund Manager, MannionDaniels has engaged Expolink, a whistleblowing service provider. This is an anonymous, free-to-call and confidential service, which enables you to report any safeguarding concerns.

If you would like to contact UK Aid Match with a safeguarding concern regarding suspected abuse, please read our Safeguarding Policy and contact the UK Aid Match Safeguarding Lead on ukaidsafeguarding@manniondaniels.com or on the Expolink service.

Alternatively, you can contact DFID directly through the following secure email address: reportingconcerns@dfid.gov.uk.

Enhanced due diligence guide

The UK government hosted the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March 2018 where the then Secretary of State, Penny Mordaunt announced that the Department for International Development (DFID) would put in place new, enhanced and specific standards for UK charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

These standards cover partner policies and processes on safeguarding, whistleblowing, human resources, risk management, codes of conduct and governance.

This guidance provides partners with details of the new standards and how they will be used in enhanced due diligence assessments (DDAs) to assess an organisation’s ability to protect from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment, children, young people and vulnerable adults they work with as well as their own staff and volunteers.

Additional support in the form of training opportunities and resources can also be found on BOND’s website.

Enhanced due diligence guide – safeguarding for external partners

Webinar on safeguarding for UK Aid Match and UK Aid Direct grant holders
This webinar covers DFID’s due diligence assessments in more detail, as well as best practice from across our portfolio of grant holders. Railway Children and Homes for Children also share their experiences of rolling out and developing their safeguarding policies and procedures.