The key policies that guide our work with people and communities.
Square Circle expects research to be conducted responsibly, ethically and with integrity. Our Responsible Conduct of Research Policy outlines Square Circle’s commitment to the responsible conduct of research and the responsible conduct of researchers. The Policy has been adapted from the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) jointly developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council, The Australian Research Council and Universities Australia.
Child Protection Policy
Square Circle has a zero-tolerance approach to child exploitation or abuse. Our Child Protection Policy aims to protect all children, regardless of gender, from exploitation and abuse (of all kinds) during the delivery of any of Square Circle’s domestic and international program activities. The policy provides a framework for preventing and managing the risk of child exploitation and abuse, defines roles and responsibilities, and communicates protocol for reporting and investigating concerns or allegations of child exploitation and abuse.
Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Policy
Square Circle has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. This policy outlines a commitment to ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment; Square Circle promotes a culture and practices where people are treated with dignity and respect, both in the workplace and in projects conducted by Square Circle and partner organisations/contractors; these practices are integrated into our workplace and in the delivery of Square Circle’s programmes; effective procedures and mechanisms are in place to raise concerns or allegations, and lodge complaints; and effective action is taken when concerns are raised, or allegations are made.