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ACFID Policy Guidance

These guidance documents have been produced to help organisations develop, implement and review various policies, in accordance with the ACFID Code of Conduct.

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Commitment 1.1

We respect and protect human rights, acknowledging power and resource inequities, systemic barriers and racism.

Anti-racism and Racial Justice: ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to Anti-racism and Racial Justice in the revised 2023 Code of Conduct.

Suggested Training – Racial Justice

Here is a list of suggested training organisations from the ACFID membership.

ACFID Racial Justice Hub

This resource, developed by ACFID’s Racial Justice Community of Practice, proposes four concrete steps ACFID members can take to strengthen their own organizational anti-racist work. 

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Commitment 1.4

We advance the safeguarding of children.

Guidelines for the Development of a Child Safeguarding Policy

A vital element in building and maintaining a child safe organisation is to develop and implement an active and robust child protection policy and procedures.

Child Safeguarding: ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to Child Safeguarding in the revised 2023 Code of Conduct.

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Commitment 1.5

We advance the safeguarding of those who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and abuse.

Guidance for the Development of a Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy

A PSEAH policy outlines your organisation’s commitment to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, as well as outlining the responsibilities of staff, volunteers, partners, etc.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH): ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to the prevention of sexual
exploitation, abuse and harassment in the revised 2023 Code of Conduct.

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Commitment 2.1

We seek to reduce power imbalances and invest in locally-led development and humanitarian initiatives.

Locally-led Action Resource Hub

An ACFID hub for resources and Member practice examples of locally-led action.

Locally-led Action Toolkit

This Locally-led Action Toolkit (the Toolkit) has been developed by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) to help ACFID members progress their commitment to locally-led action.

Locally-Led Action: ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to Locally-Led Action in the revised 2023 Code of Conduct.

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Commitment 2.4

We promote the empowerment of people with disabilities.

Guidance for the Development of a Disability Inclusion Policy

Developing a statement, guidance document or disability inclusion policy is an important foundational step for ACFID members to
demonstrate organisational commitment to disability inclusion.

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Commitment 3.2

We promote environmental stewardship, sustainability and climate action.

Climate Action Resource Hub

The Climate Action Framework links the three main types of climate action (adaptation, environmental restoration, and mitigation) to the different levels of response that international development organisations can take (operational, programmatic, and policy and advocacy).

ACFID Climate Action Framework Report

This Climate Action Framework has been developed to support Australian international development NGOs increase their engagement and action on climate change. 

Climate Change: ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in the revised 2023 Code of Conduct. 

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Commitment 4.3

We invest in quality assessment of our work.

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Guidance Note

This guidance note outlines the key principles that underpin the disciplines of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and how these are reflected throughout the ACFID Code of Conduct

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Commitment 5.2

We have a shared understanding of respective contributions, expectations, responsibilities and accountabilities of all parties.

Guidance on Collaboration and Partnerships

This Guidance is designed to help and support ACFID members understand, meet and implement their obligations under the ACFID Code of Conduct. It also offers advice and examples of how to strengthen practice over time, above and beyond the requirements in the Code.

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Commitment 6.2

We collect and use information ethically.

Ethical Decision-Making Framework for Communications

These guidelines explain how to create an Ethical Decision-Making Framework for Communications, to help your organisation address Compliance Indicator 6.2.1 and Compliance Indicator 8.1.2 in the ACFID Code of Conduct.

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Commitment 7.2

We are accountable to our stakeholders.

Guidance for the Development of a Complaints Handling Policy

A core part of holding ourselves to account for the work we undertake is developing and implementing comprehensive policies for the handling of complaints.

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Commitment 7.3

We are accountable to our stakeholders.

Policy Template ‘Non-Development Activity’

This policy template has been developed as a tool to assist ACFID’s members to develop policy to meet their obligations relating to Commitment 7.3 of the ACFID Code of Conduct, we are accountable to our stakeholders.

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Commitment 7.4

We have responsible and independent governance mechanisms.

Risk Management: ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to organisational and
programmatic risk management in the revised 2023 Code of Conduct.

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Commitment 8.2

We ensure that funds and resources entrusted to us are properly controlled and managed.

Financial Wrongdoing Policy

These Prevention of Financial Wrongdoing policy guidelines have been produced to provide guidance to members on how to develop, implement and review their financial wrongdoing policies and procedures.

Prevention of Financial Wrongdoing: ACFID Code of Conduct Topic Guide

This guide outlines the requirements in the ACFID Code of Conduct related to the prevention of financial wrongdoing. Financial wrongdoing encompasses fraud, corruption, bribery, moneylaundering, terrorism-financing, and violation of sanctions.

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