Spotlight on the Code

 

The ACFID Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory code of good practice. It sets standards of good practice for ACFID members, with the purpose of improving development and humanitarian action outcomes and increasing stakeholder trust. The Quality Principles are at the core of the code – nine high-level principles of practice spanning the approaches, processes, and organisational enablers that collectively contribute to quality development and humanitarian action.

The Spotlight on the Code series provides thematic ‘deep dives’ into each of the Quality Principles through stories, case studies, learning and resources that deepen our understanding of applying the Code in practice. For every Quality Principle, the Spotlight series shares the work of our members, including good practice, innovative approaches and stories of success.

For more about the purpose and approach of the Spotlight series, read the Spotlight launch blog by Clare Petre, Chair of ACFID’s Code of Conduct Committee.

Each new instalment in the Spotlight series will be launched on the ACFID blog, via our social media channels and in our monthly member bulletin. You can also contribute to future Spotlight instalments – if you want to share a story, tool or approach that shows good practice, email [email protected] to get involved.

Quality Principle 9: People and Culture

ItemOrganisation / AuthorTitle and Link
BlogACFID, Jocelyn CondonSpotlight on the Code – Supporting our people & nurturing good culture
 
VideoSight For All, Judy Hatswell

How Sight For All approaches Quality Principle 9 (People and Culture)

 

Case StudyCBM Australia

Equity in Recruitment + Supporting People and Culture

Practice NoteACFID

Responsible International Volunterring for Development

PolicyUNICEF AustraliaUnicef Australia - Whistleb-lower Policy
BlogSusanne Legena, PLAN

Cultivating a good workplace culture and taking care of our people should be priority number one

Learning OpportunitiesACFID

Quality Principle 9 Learning Opportunities


Quality Principle 3: Sustainable Change

ItemOrganisation / AuthorTitle and Link
BlogACFID, Sarah BurrowsSpotlight on the Code – How the Code speaks to Sustainable Change
WorkshopCollaboration for ImpactSustainable Development Goals Toolkit
PolicyAustralia Red CrossAustralian Red Cross Policy Statement on Advocacy
BlogWWF AustraliaThe sustainability initiative so effective it ended
BlogLive & LearnLocalising development efforts will lead to change that lasts
Case StudyCARE AustraliaDeveloping local capacity and effective partnerships
VideoNTA East Indonesia AidNTA East Indonesia Aid talks Quality Principle 3 in Practice
Case StudyCAN DO agencies

Localising Evaluations through Participatory Evaluation Planning
Initiating a Localised Repsonse to Emergencies



Quality Principle 8: Resource Management

ItemOrganisation / AuthorTitle and Link
BlogACFID, Paul BruntonSpotlight on the Code – Resource Management
BlogRebecca MacFarlingFundraising and the Code of Conduct
VideoADISpotlight on the Code – Australian Doctors International talks Quality Principle 8 In Practice
WebinarFred Hollows FoundationSustainable Procurement Webinar
WebinarACFIDHow to develop a financial wrongdoing policy
BlogNigel Spence, ChildfundEveryone is entitled to feel confident in our financial management, regardless of the size of donation

 

Quality Principle 1: Rights, Protection & Inclusion

ItemOrganisation / AuthorTitle and Link
BlogACFID, Raewyn LansSpotlight on the Code – Quality Principle 1 - Rights, Inclusion and Protection
 
Webinar PromotionDFAT

Child Protection Webinar hosted by ACFID 

 

Revised Guidance on how to develop Child Safeguarding Policy ACFID

Revised and refreshed ACFID Guidance for members on how to develop their own Child Safeguarding Policy

VideoSport Matters

Interview + profile – video here.

BlogSimon Eccleshall, Islamic Relief Australia, on behalf of DPCRights-based approaches in development – old hat, fashion trend, or essential workwear?
Promotion of RDI Paper on Faith in the Code of Conduct Gillian Fletcher, from Sexual Rights in development Community of Practice 

Learning Paper by the SRiD CoP 

VideoPSEA concurrent session from ACFID Conference

Preventing Sexual Misconduct and Safeguarding Human Rights 

BlogJess Leitch, Response Manager, Australian Red Cross 

Applying Quality Principle 1: Uniting the P, the G and the I for collective impact 

Quality Principle 6: Communications

ItemOrganisation / AuthorTitle and Link
Teaser VideoACFIDSpotlight on the Code – truthful and ethical communications
 
BlogACFID, Emily Moreton

Spotlight on the Code - truthful and ethical communications

 

VideoKyeema Foundation

Spotlight on the Code – Kyeema Foundation

We interview Celia Grenning, CEO of Kyeema Foundation, about how they communicate about their work ethically and truthfully.

BlogGreg Wood, Transform Aid International

Dollars and sense – thinking ethically about communications

BlogACFID, Tim Watkin‘Thanks but no thanks.’ Navigating the response to the Sulawesi Tsunami.
Policy (uploaded on the Good Practice Toolkit)Australian Himalayan Foundation

Communications Policy

Policy (uploaded on the Good Practice Toolkit)Oxfam Australia

Ethical Content Guidelines and Ethical Images and Stories Policy

BlogJill Farrar

5 resources that will make you think again about ethical communications

ResourceACFID

Guidance on how to develop your Ethical Decision Making Framework

Resource WebinarACFID + Jill Farrar

Guidance on how to develop your Ethical Decision Making Framework

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