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Safeguarding Policy

Hopefull Handbags Global is committed to providing support, safety, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Our mission is to ensure the well-being, long-term sustainability, and dignity of survivors by providing them with essential items, including once-loved handbags and necessities. To achieve this, we have established this safeguarding policy to outline our commitment to the safety and protection of all individuals we serve and to prevent any form of harm, abuse, or neglect.

This safeguarding policy applies to all employees, volunteers, contractors, and anyone associated with Hopefull Handbags Global, including survivors and their families.

Hopefull Handbags Global is guided by the following principles in all our activities:

  1. Dignity and Respect: We treat all individuals with dignity and respect, valuing their autonomy and choices.
  2. Non-Discrimination: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
  3. Confidentiality: We ensure the confidentiality of survivors’ personal information and stories, except when required by law or consented to by the survivor.
  4. Safety and Well-being: We prioritize the safety, well-being, and physical and emotional health of survivors and their children.

Preventing Abuse and Harm

Hopefull Handbags Global is committed to preventing any form of abuse, harm, or neglect. We have put in place the following measures:

  1. Screening: All employees and volunteers undergo thorough background checks to ensure they are suitable for working with survivors.
  2. Training: Our staff and volunteers receive training on recognizing signs of abuse and how to respond appropriately.
  3. Reporting: Anyone who suspects abuse, harm, or neglect is obligated to report it immediately to the designated safeguarding officer.

Safeguarding Officer

We have appointed a dedicated safeguarding officer responsible for overseeing the implementation of this policy, responding to concerns, and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Survivor-Centered Approach

Hopefull Handbags Global operates from a survivor-centered perspective. We respect survivors’ choices, autonomy, and consent in all interactions, ensuring that their needs and preferences are at the forefront of our support while guiding them to safety, well-being and long term sustainability.

Support and Referral

We provide survivors with access to support services and referrals to professionals who can assist them with their unique specific needs.

Monitoring and Review

This safeguarding policy will be reviewed annually to ensure its effectiveness and relevance. Any necessary updates or improvements will be made based on the findings of the review.

Hopefull Handbags Global is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. We will continually uphold the principles outlined in this safeguarding policy and work towards the empowerment and well-being of those we serve.

Date of Policy Approval: 1/1/2024

Together We Are Stronger,

Cathlene Miner

CEO and Founder