22 charities commit to better action on safeguarding in joint letter

first_img Tagged with: International Oxfam safeguarding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  Increasing the resources they devote to safeguarding. Collectively reviewing current referencing systems so that people found to have abused their power or behaved inappropriately are not re-employed in the sector.Working with authorities and regulatory bodies to ensure any individual caught abusing their power cannot do so again.Working with the government to overcome legal and institutional barriers to rigorous background checks in the UK.The charities also ask for people’s support in helping them tackle abuse by confronting it whenever it is apparent and reporting unacceptable behaviour:“Our collective mission is to do much more than that – the challenge we face in our own organisations is a challenge for the whole of society. This is something that requires leadership in every sector – and we ask people from all walks of life and all corners of our communities to help us to strengthen safeguards, tackle abuse and stand up for the vulnerable – and to call out inappropriate behaviour wherever we see it.”The letter, and the list of the 22 charities involved can be read in full on the Bond site. It follows this month’s news of misconduct among Oxfam staff in Haiti, and the resignation of UNICEF UK Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth.  159 total views,  3 views today 22 charities commit to better action on safeguarding in joint letter Twenty-two UK charities have written a joint letter committing to better action on safeguarding, in light of the recent revelations of misconduct from organisations including Oxfam GB.The charities, which include Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, UNICEF UK, Save the Children UK, WaterAid, VSO, Bond, and ActionAid UK,  say that there can be no tolerance of abuses of power, privilege or trust in their organisations or in their work, and that they will take every step necessary to right these wrongdoings.The letter states:“There can be no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust within our organisations or in our work. We have an absolute duty to our staff, our supporters and, above all, the people we seek to help to ensure we do everything in our power to prevent, detect and eradicate unacceptable behaviour.”It also says they must honour “the rights and needs of the communities we work with, by continuing to deliver vital aid but also changing fundamentally”, and that they are “truly sorry that at times our sector has failed”.In the letter, the charities announce a series of ‘urgent and immediate’ measures they are committing to as a first step. These are: Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19  160 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 26 February 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Sick days lost costs £10bn

first_img Comments are closed. Sick days lost costs £10bnOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Britishemployers lost more than £10bn though employee absenteeism last year, accordingto CBI research. The annual survey, Pulling Together, claims that the averagecost of absence per employee is £434 which, when projected across the UKworkforce, totals £10.7bn.Lastyear a total of 192 million days were lost, equivalent to 861,000 people notworking for a year. The most common form of absence was sick leave.Ratesof absenteeism were higher in the public than private sector. Public-sector stafftook an average of 10.2 days off per employee – nearly three days more than inthe private sector.ButSocpo president Keith Handley said absentee rates are tackled effectively inlocal government. Hesaid, “All local authorities include sickness absence interventions aspart of their personnel policies and the measure of working days lost tosickness is now a national Best Value performance indicator which authoritieswill need to constantly benchmark against.”Thesurvey shows that 80 per cent of absences are short-term. SusanAnderson, the CBI’s director of HR policy, said, “It is worrying thatthere is such a big gap between the best and worst performing organisations.The survey shows that the most effective approach is for an employer to tailorits HR policies to the actual causes of absence in its particularworkforce.” www.cbi.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Arsenal ready to snub Yannick Carrasco to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Dalian have offered Carrasco to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Carrasco, meanwhile, has made no secret of his desire to return to Europe in the coming months.He said: ‘Everyone knows I want to return to Europe. Now it depends on my president and I hope a solution is found.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I can’t speak about [the interested] club, but I hope that everything can be sorted.‘I’m not the one who decides. That’s my president. He will decide if he lets me leave or not, but I hope I can return.’MORE: Arsenal backed to ‘gamble’ on Alexis Claude-Maurice by former Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 9:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link965Shares Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal ready to snub Yannick Carrasco to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser Bournemouth have slapped a £30m price tag on Fraser (Picture: Getty)Despite Arsenal’s interest, Fraser expects to be a Bournemouth player when the 2019/20 season begins.‘The likelihood is I will be at Bournemouth for another year,’ Fraser said.‘And what will happen, will happen.‘That is all I can really say about it. No one has really spoken to me about it.’ Arsenal are prioritising a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will reportedly prioritise a bid to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser this summer as they prepare to turn down a move for Yannick Carrasco.Carrasco has confirmed he wants to leave Dalian Yifang after a one-and-a-half year spell in the Chinese Super League and Arsenal have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old.Dalian are willing to part with Carrasco for a fee of around £25million and the Belgian remains on Arsenal’s radar, but Unai Emery seemingly prefers a player closer to home.According to The Daily Mirror, Fraser, 25, is significantly higher than Carrasco on the Gunners’ shortlist of targets after an outstanding season in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFraser scored seven goals for mid-table Bournemouth last term and only Eden Hazard finished the campaign with more assists (15) than the former Aberdeen star (14).The Scotland international, tied into a contract at Dean Court until 2020, is valued at around £30m by Bournemouth.Emery only has around £40m to spend on reinforcements after Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and the Spaniard is looking to sign a top-class central defender as well as a winger.last_img read more

Nedlloyd pension fund opts for individual defined contribution

first_img“Participants could benefit from the returns of the scheme’s investments in securities after retirement date.”Meanwhile, harbour tugboat company Svitzer, which started operating in the port of Rotterdam last year, has joined the new pension plan of the Nedlloyd pension fund with its 120 active participants.Svitzer is also part of Maersk Group, which bought shipping company P&O Nedlloyd in 2005.However, Maersk company Damco will continue its collective DC plan with the Nedlloyd scheme for its 275 workers for the time being, due to contractual obligations.He added that he expected Damco employees would also join the new pension plan in the near future.The Nedlloyd Pensioenfonds reported a 21.8% return for 2014.Its €640m matching portfolio of government bonds and swaptions returned 35.2%, while its other investments combined returned 11.7%.Last January, the scheme returned more than 5%.Its current coverage ratio – drawn on market rates – is 111.6%.The Nedlloyd Pensioenfonds has 11,695 participants in total, of which 800 are employed by Dutch subsidiaries of Maersk Group.The scheme has 7,910 pensioners and 2,980 deferred members. The €1.4bn Nedlloyd Pensioenfonds has switched from collective defined contribution (DC) to individual DC pension arrangements for the staff of a number of Netherlands-based companies of Danish Maersk Group. The pension fund will maintain the pension plan but has outsourced capital accrual to asset manager Robeco, which will invest participants’ pension assets as a default in a life-cycle mix.Under the new arrangements, pension capital accrued with Robeco can be used for purchasing a pension at the Nedlloyd scheme at or even before the retirement date.Frans Dooren, director at the pension fund, said: “As a result, the pension rights could increase with future indexation at the pension fund.last_img read more

MBB : Former top recruit Gbinije transfers from Duke to Syracuse

first_img Published on April 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman For the first time since Wes Johnson came to Syracuse, SU has brought in a transfer player from a major college program.Michael Gbinije, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound swingman, has decided to transfer from Duke to Syracuse.Gbinije visited the SU campus Friday before giving his commitment. Gbinije played in 19 games off the bench for the Blue Devils as a freshman last season, averaging 1.7 points and less than one rebound per game in 5.8 minutes per contest.Gbinije will sit out for the 2012-13 season per NCAA transfer rules, but he will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013.The Chester, Va., native was a highly coveted recruit coming out of high school. Scout.com rated Gbinije 28th on its prospect rankings, and Rivals.com pegged him at No. 35. Gbinije averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game as a senior at Benedictine High School in Richmond, Va., helping lead the team to a 26-5 record.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSean McAloon, Gbinije’s high school coach, said his length fits in well with Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone, and his versatility will be an additional asset. McAloon said he can play small forward, but is a good enough shooter to play shooting guard.‘I just characterize him as a wing,’ McAloon said. ‘Mike can play either position. He shoots it well enough to be a 2, and he’s long enough to be a 3.’Gbinije, who McAloon called quiet on the floor, played in the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte, N.C., scoring 10 points and notching two rebounds. He played in the game with current Orange guard Michael Carter-Williams and forward Rakeem Christmas.McAloon said he wanted Gbinije to become more talkative on the court during his time in high school.He also has a relationship with SU assistant coach Adrian Autry, who coached Gbinije on the Virginia-based AAU team Triple Threat.Gbinije also played for Team Takeover, an AAU program in Washington D.C. His former Team Takeover head coach Keith Stevens echoed McAloon’s assessment of the lanky swingman.‘I think he’ll fit in well,’ Stevens said. ‘I think he’s a prototypical Syracuse-type perimeter player. He can do a lot of different things.’McAloon said Gbinije faced an uphill battle when it came to the difficulty of playing basketball for Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but he improved toward the end of the year. Gbinije thought it was time for a ‘fresh start,’McAloon said, leading to the transfer.Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim rarely takes transfer players, but McAloon said Boeheim likely saw a player who was a fit in his system.‘He can run the floor well, he’s athletic. He shoots it,’ McAloon said. ‘He can do a lot of things. I think that he’s a multidimensional kid that he can fit in a bunch of positions for him, and I think that he was probably excited about that.’McAloon also said he thinks Gbinije can eventually live up to the expectations that were placed on him coming out of high school.‘I think he’s fantastic,’ McAloon said, ‘and I think he’ll definitely fit in to what they do.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp men hoping to lead Ireland to Nations Cup success

first_imgNations Cup action is due to begin at 3 o’clock later this afternoon. Ireland will be represented by two Tipperary men – the Olympics-bound Greg Broderick and Denis Lynch. Cian O’Connor and Bertram Allen are the other members of the team that will jump third today behind the United States and Great Britain. Team Ireland currently lie in sixth place in the Nations Cup series, with Dublin being their last event where they can pick up points. Seven of the 10 countries that have competed in Europe Division I this season will qualify for Rio.last_img