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Raleigh Code of Conduct

We expect all our staff and volunteers to uphold high standards of behaviour and attitude. In order to support the safe and positive delivery of our programmes, we ask all volunteers to sign up to our Code of Conduct. Anyone who fails to abide by it may be asked leave programme.

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Terms and Conditions

Volunteers must agree to Raleigh’s Terms and Conditions of an Expedition booking, as well as some basic guidelines to consider so that you can get the most out of your programme. This also ensures your safety and that of others on Expedition.

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Safety on Expedition

Raleigh International has always endeavoured to be at the forefront of safety protocols and systems. We believe in providing a safe environment for all our staff and volunteers, and for other stakeholders with whom we work. We have over 40 years experience of delivering safe programmes, and we know what it takes to keep people safe. To minimise risks we focus on prevention, but we’re also readily prepared to respond when incidents happen.

Read our safety protocols here

Safeguarding and child protection

Raleigh is committed to ensuring the health, safety, welfare and development of all young people with whom it works regardless of gender, age, stage of development, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture or ethnicity. Anyone who takes part in activities organised by us should enjoy taking part in these without fear of harm. We guide all staff and volunteers to show respect for and understanding of people’s rights, safety and welfare, and to conduct themselves in a way that reflects our principles.

All Raleigh staff, volunteers and project partners are made aware of our safeguarding policy and reporting structure and are all trained in how to report any concerns they may have. We have a dedicated staff member responsible for safeguarding in every country in which we work. They work closely with our global safeguarding leads based in the UK to ensure we respond effectively to all safeguarding issues.

As part of our commitment to operating responsibly all our volunteers abide by our strictly controlled Child Protection Policy and submit criminal record checks before arrival.

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Raleigh safeguarding policy

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At Raleigh International we love that everyone is different. Our ambition is to celebrate the diversity of our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to eliminating discrimination and creating a workforce that reflects the societies we live and work in. We are also committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture that supports diversity and inclusion, allowing all colleagues and volunteers to bring their whole selves to work or their volunteering placement, without fear or judgement.

We believe achieving equality, diversity and fairness of opportunity is our shared responsibility and we are working hard to ensure that as an organisation and as individuals we are all accountable. It starts with us.

Covid-19

At Raleigh we are committed to the safety of our staff and volunteers, and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic each of our global offices have implemented country-specific policies to help keep staff and volunteers safe. All volunteers signing up to one of our programmes will be informed of the Covid-protocols specific to them, however for more general information about our Covid protocols please contact us here.

Staff presence, security information and networks

Raleigh International has a permanent staff presence and office in each of the countries in which we operate. We maintain good working relationships with National Governments, as well as representatives of British High Commissions or Embassies. We regularly consult with the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to gain further information on their latest advice, and have legal representation or support available in each country in which we work. We have well established networks of medical facilities and transport agencies, ensuring that we are ready to respond to any situation.

If you wish to keep up to date yourself on the latest travel advice from the British Government for the country you intend to volunteer in, please visit the FCDO advice page.