Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy
In accordance with the legal framework of the confederation Caritas Internationalis, Caritas Germany condemns any form of violence, abuse or sexual exploitation. To this end, all Caritas employees commit themselves to a code of conduct which, among other things, prohibits the receipt of sexual services or "consideration". Caritas employees who discover or receive indications of sexual abuse are also obliged to pass these on. Caritas recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and feels a special obligation to protect them. All Caritas employees and volunteers are requested and obliged to create a protective environment for children and young people in order to prevent physical, sexual or psychological abuse.
Furthermore, Caritas Internationalis has a Code of Conduct that is binding for all Caritas employees worldwide and defines basic rules of cooperation in the Caritas Confederation and network. These documents are binding not only for the conduct of our employees, but also for our Caritas partners worldwide. They are central to our dialogue with them on the values and norms of our collaboration.
You can download our complete Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics at the end of this page.