Hi5 Safe Spaces Ethics Framework

Our Ethics Framework

As consultants, ombudspersons, trainers, safeguarding reference persons, and investigators, Hi5 Safe Spaces holds itself to the highest ethical standards, including independence, confidentiality, and integrity. With this in mind, we aim to merit and maintain the trust of those who engage with us, and ensure that we uphold and model the principles, policies, and practices that we serve to protect.

Our Ethical Framework is composed of four policies aiming to protect the values that we promote and we serve

Anti-Fraud & Anti-Corruption Policy

This policy aims to facilitate the development of controls that will aid in the detection and prevention of fraud against Hi5 Safe Spaces or corruption of or by any of our staff, consultants, interns, or volunteers. Hi5 Safe Spaces promotes consistent and ethical organizational behaviour by providing guidelines and assigning responsibility for the development of controls and conduct of investigations.

Code of Conduct & Ethics

This Policy is the backbone of how the Hi5 Safe Spaces staff, consultants, interns, and volunteers – our most valuable resource – interact with one another, with our clients and partners, and with our service providers. It also lays out the expected ethical behaviours from those with whom we work.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

Hi5 Safe Spaces champions diversity and practise inclusion. We are also humble about the learning journey that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion demands that we remain on and we commit to introspection and openness to feedback about any behaviours that may not embody these principles.

Safeguarding policy

Safeguarding from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (also moral), for the purposes of this policy, covers staff / consultant / intern / volunteer interactions; staff / consultant / intern / volunteer to client interactions and vice versa; staff / consultant / intern / volunteer to service provider interactions and vice versa; and also covers any interactions we may have through our projects with children and vulnerable adults.