Our 10 accountability commitments

Set within the context of our Children 2030 Strategy, we've identified 10 accountability commitments for 2016-2018.


 
1. Putting children at the centre of what we do
We're committed to achieving improved accountability and empowering children to be agents of their own change. As part of this commitment we will increase our focus to ensure that we protect the most marginalised and deprived children so every last child has the opportunity to survive, learn and participate.
 
2. Delivering quality programmes
We're committed to continually improving the quality of our programmes, including ensuring they are based on good evidence, are generating impact, learning, and considering sustainability, participation and accountability
 
3. Coordinating and collaborating with others
We're committed to working collaboratively with local communities, NGOs, institutions and partners who share our ambition to achieve immediate and lasting change in children’s lives.
 
4. Ethical fundraising
We're committed to ethical fundraising, ensuring that all donations received further our mission, and that our sources and means of generating income do not conflict with our values or affect our independence.
 
5. Responsible advocacy
We're committed to ensuring that our advocacy is consistent with our mission, grounded in our work, based on evidence and advances children’s rights.
 
6. Responsible resource allocation
We're committed to ensuring our income is used efficiently, effectively and responsibly, by making every pound count.
 
7. Transparency
We're committed to transparency and honesty about who we are and what we do. This means providing clear and relevant information about how we're structured, and what we spend our income on as well as making it easier for people to engage with our work and get in touch.
 
8. Upholding the highest standards in child safeguarding
We're committed to ensuring that our measures to ensure child safeguarding are robust, applicable to the variety of settings in which our staff work, and applied vigorously.
 
9. Supporting and enabling our people
We're committed to engaging and supporting our staff and volunteers while cultivating a safe and respectful working environment where our people recognise each other’s contribution and performance.
 
10. Environmental responsibility
We commit to minimising the environmental impact of our operations and programme work wherever possible, balancing it with necessities to fulfil our mandate and financial affordability.
 
For further details please see our 2016 Accountability and Transparency Report.

Find out more about our approach to accountability.