Our commitment to safeguarding
The RAF Association is committed to protecting from harm our beneficiaries, employees, volunteers, members and any other people who come into contact with us through our work.
Everyone has a right to be protected from abuse, and all suspicions and allegations of abuse and neglect will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately.
Our Council (Board of Trustees) is accountable for all activities undertaken by and in the name of the RAF Association and its subsidiaries. While acknowledging its collective responsibility, the Council has appointed individual Trustee leads as follows:
- Mandy Jones; Safeguarding
- Fiona Barber; Whistleblowing
The Safeguarding Committee, chaired by Mandy Jones, meets and reports to Council quarterly.
Our expectations of those who work in our name
As a welfare charity for the wider RAF community, we are committed to delivering the highest standards of care and support. Our values reflect those of the RAF: respect, integrity, service and excellence and we expect and require everyone who works for the Association, whether volunteer or employee, or who undertakes services in our name to meet our expected standards of behaviour.
We have an approved Code of Conduct which applies to all Association members and sets out the culture of the organisation and the expected standards of behaviour. This is supported by a Volunteer Code of Conduct and an Employee Appropriate Behaviour Policy.
Action will be taken against individuals where their behaviour places others at risk of harm.