Our Safeguarding Policies
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Our safeguarding policies

Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK) is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards to protect our employees and the communities we work with. At Oxfam, we are committed to zero tolerance of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in our organisation. We will do everything in our power to prevent these from happening, and rigorously address it each and every time it happens.

These are some of the policies which guide our work.

On top of the above policies, our employees are also guided by Oxfam’s Joint Code of Conduct,  in which all employees have committed to upholding these standards and values. 

If you have experienced anything that falls short of ethical standards in your dealings with Oxfam in Hong Kong and around the world, we invite you to make a confidential report to us. Our Whistleblowing Policy outlines our process for handling complaints and whistleblowing.

Safeguarding, fraud/corruption concerns and human resources (HR) related misconduct can also be reported online. We use a unified approach to case management across Oxfam Confederation, and affiliates including Oxfam Hong Kong are subject to strict requirements of confidentiality and data protection. 

Both Oxfam staff and members of the public can report misconduct via these channels. 


Go to misconduct webform


It is possible to make an anonymous report via the webform. Please be advised that if insufficient information is provided this may affect our capacity to investigate the matter. All concerns will be reviewed by a designated team in Oxfam Hong Kong.


Our action plan 

Oxfam has taken major steps towards aligning our approach to safeguarding across the confederation. On 16 February 2018, we agreed on a 10-Point Action Plan to strengthen Oxfam’s safeguarding policies and practices and to transform our organisational culture.

As part of the 10-Point Action Plan, Oxfam established the Independent Commission (IC) on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change in February of 2018 to conduct a confederation-wide review of Oxfam’s culture, accountability and safeguarding policies, procedures and practice. Please find the IC's final report here.

Improving safeguarding and culture at Oxfam

We have also developed a new 'Improving Safeguarding and Culture Plan' that serves as a framework to drive our work in the future. Read our progress reports to learn more about what we have done so far and what we plan to do.

If you'd like to learn more about our work, or the changes we're making to keep people safe around the world, please do get in touch.