The work we do at Australian Red Cross is often complex and challenging; we support people experiencing extreme vulnerability and stress, we work in severe emergency and disaster situations, and we work with a multitude of partners, organisations and communities. How we do things is just as important as what we do.
The Australian Red Cross Ethical Framework is a practical, positive tool to support all Red Cross people – that's staff, members and volunteers. It provides a clear, shared understanding of the values and principles according to which we all, as Red Cross People, commit to behaving, and to which we all hold ourselves and others accountable – every person, every day.
While we are all committed to doing the right thing, it can sometimes be difficult to know what that looks like, so the ethical framework has been designed to support all of us to do the right thing. Being a champion of the ethical framework means we demonstrate our commitment to the fundamental principles and our values which play a vital role in safely and responsibly supporting communities around Australia and overseas.
The Ethical Framework includes the Red Cross Child Protection Code of Conduct. Read the full Ethical Framework and associated policies.