Developing Countries: Charities

Department for International Development written question – answered on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

What steps she is taking to protect aid projects following reports of sexual misconduct by Oxfam and other charity workers overseas.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Secretary of State for International Development, Minister for Women and Equalities

We have introduced new safeguarding standards for all DFID programmes. I have requested and received assurances from our partners on their safeguarding policies and procedures. Internationally, we are leading the charge to raise standards. I have ensured that Oxfam’s withdrawal from bidding for funding has not impacted on beneficiaries.

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