ICDI’s organizational policies

Here below you can download our organisational policies:

ICDI is committed to the human dignity of all people and thus does not tolerate any form of exploitation, abuse or harassment, whether verbal, physical or sexual in nature, anywhere in our organization or our work.

When working with children and youth it is very important to follow ethical guidelines based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC). People working for and with ICDI are required to sign this policy.

A written risk management plan raises awareness of potential safeguarding issues, provides people involved with a clear line of accountability for safeguarding children and enables them to demonstrate due diligence concerning the protection of children and vulnerable adults from harm. This tool is to assist staff to minimize potential safeguarding risks to children and young people.

Beneficiaries of our work, including children, youth and their caregivers, should be able to file complaints if they feel this is warranted. This document outlines how such complaints can be made and which steps should be taken.

ICDI sometimes works in difficult circumstances. We and our partner organizations must uphold the highest standards when it comes to using finances and power. Organizations working with us are required to sign the policies as outlined in this document.

Despite all efforts to prevent transgressions, we are sometimes forced to apply this policy.

NGOs have the responsibility to dedicate themselves for the sake of others and do so according to the highest code of ethical conduct. This code is a set of fundamental principles, operational principles, and standards to guide the actions and management of non-governmental organizations.

Anybody gathering or using images for or on behalf of ICDI, or commissioning someone else to do so, must read the following guidelines before carrying out their work (throughout the policy the word ‘images’ refers to both photography and film footage).

ICDI will work with its partners to set up child-friendly complaint mechanisms within projects that directly involve children and youth (U18).

This equal employment opportunity policy is the pillar of a healthy and productive workplace. Everyone should feel supported and valued to work productively so we are invested in treating everyone with respect and consideration.

Gender equality is instrumental in reaching our goal of promoting the psycho-social well-being of children growing up in difficult circumstances. Gender equality contributes to equality and inclusion in the communities where we work.  

This quick-reference chart was developed to identify all intersections between ICDI’s policies and stakeholders.