Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Refugee Rights Europe recognises its responsibility in ensuring and promoting a safe environment and working practices for our staff, volunteers and others who come into contact with our work. Through our work with refugees and displaced people, we may be in regular contact with individuals for whom we have an obligation to ensure adequate protection.

To view Refugee Rights Europe's safeguarding policy, please click here.

To report a safeguarding concern relating to one of our staff members, volunteers, advisors or trustees, please contact our safeguarding point of contact, Marta Welander:

To report a safeguarding concern relating to the safeguarding point of contact, please contact the Board of Trustees safeguarding lead on

RRE's staff and volunteers have a responsibility to act on concerns they may have in relation to the safeguarding of others. Staff and volunteers must not investigate and are not required to substantiate concerns, but must refer their concerns in all cases. Anyone who is concerned about a young person or vulnerable adult, or who witnesses inappropriate behaviour should raise this with the RRE Executive Director in the first instance. This includes concerns or suspicions about abuse or risk of abuse, as well as allegations or disclosures which have come to their attention.

Refugee Rights Europe will ensure all safeguarding concerns are acted on and information shared with relevant external agencies who need to know.