Aid agencies get new code of practice

agency bosses working in some of the world’s toughest war zones and disaster
areas have been issued with a new code of practice to help manage and support

guidance is designed to help agencies offer better relief to communities in
need by focusing on people management techniques.

code has been drawn up by People In Aid, the network of relief development and
advocacy agencies, and covers areas like diversity, equality and training.

in Aid executive director, Jonathan Potter, said the document, called ‘The code
of good practice in the management and support of aid personnel’, puts people
management at the centre of its mission.

in need and aid workers both deserve the best support we can offer and the code
will help agencies do exactly that," he said.

code links together aims and indicators in seven areas: health, safety and
security; learning, training and development; recruitment and selection;
consultation and communication; support, management and leadership; staff
policies and practices; and human resources strategy.

agencies receive kitemarks reflecting their commitment, and achievements are
verified with social audits involving staff and other stakeholders.

By Ross Wigham

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