The Caritas charter of ethics recalls the expected attitude and behavior of anyone related to our organization. By taking the time to read and to understand the charter and the documents, which are listed below, it will allow you to identify and report any possible form of breach of integrity (abuse, fraud, corruption).
This charter is the subject of training and exchange modules within the Caritas teams, with its volunteers and partners. If you are a new volunteer or partner at Caritas, you will be invited as soon as possible.
WARNING SYSTEM FOR REPORTING ANY BREACH OF INTEGRITY
A warning device has been put in place at various levels, which are described below, to allow everyone to be involved in the prevention of risks related to possible noncompliance with the charter of ethics or its annexes. For example, this mechanism may be used to report: suspected theft or fraud, failure to comply with a legal or moral obligation, danger to the health and security of individuals, danger for the environment, deliberate concealment of information, abusive sexual exploitation or behavior, abuse or exploitations of minors.
WHERE TO ASK FOR ADICE, HOW TO COMMUNICATE YOUR FEAR OR REPORT A PROBLEM
In case of doubt about the interpretation of the charter of ethics and its related annexes, the right conduct to adopt, or the application of these rules to a particular situation, contact the Caritas integrity manager via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you observe or suspect a breach of the charter of ethics or any breach of integrity, please contact:
- Your reference person at Caritas or the department head
- You can also send an email to email@example.com. A member of our Board of Directors (FR) and a member of our General Assembly (NL) have access to this address, this guarantees the anonymous treatment of any interpellation, internal and external. Complaints deemed admissible shall be placed in the register of complaints and shall be the subject of a discreet and appropriate examination; related information is only disclosed to persons and bodies with a legitimate reason to access it and/or where required by law
Annexes To The Caritas Charter of Ethics
- Caritas Internationalis Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct for Staff
- Caritas Internationalis Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy
- Caritas Internationalis Anti-Harassment Policy
- Caritas policy in the fight against fraud and corruption:
For More Information
- The charter of the integrity of the Belgian Development Cooperation (FR/NL)
- The SPF Justice directives for the guardians of unaccompanied foreign minors (FR)
- Fedasil guidelines for filing and handling complaints (FR)
- IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- The Sphere Handbook about the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
- Caritas Internationalis: Relations with the Military