Members of the ACT Alliance and the ACT Secretariat have a common commitment to prevent misconduct and to safeguard children. ACT members, together with their partners, support or implement humanitarian, development and advocacy programmes in more than 120 countries around the world. Staff of ACT members and staff of the ACT Secretariat are personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest ethical and professional standards in their work.
The management of every ACT member organisation and the ACT Secretariat have a responsibility to ensure that all staff are aware of this Code of Conduct, that they understand what it means in concrete behavioural terms and how it applies to their programme context. Dissemination of this Code of Conduct is supported by ACT guidance and policy documents, namely, the ACT Alliance Guidelines for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, ACT Child Safeguarding Policy and Policy Guidance Document and the ACT Alliance Guidelines for Complaints Handling and Investigations.
The Code of Conduct applies to all the work performed by all members of the ACT Alliance and defines required behaviour of staff.
The ACT Alliance Code of Conduct is available in English, French and Spanish. The ACT Complaints Policy should be read prior signing the Code of Conduct.
(Policies and guidelines)