Suspected abuse or exploitation of a child or vulnerable adult
Any suspicion or concern of abuse or exploitation of a child or adult involving Caritas staff and collaborators[2 ] must be reported as required by the Caritas Africa Complaints Policy and Procedure and the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy. If you can’t fill in all the sections, please indicate what you know. If there is more than one victim, please complete a separate report for each victim. The identity of the reporter will only be disclosed on a “need to know” basis. If you, the reporter, believe that there is imminent danger to yourself or anyone else involved, you should immediately notify the Secretary General of Caritas Africa. Caritas Africa is committed to processing and responding to all reports.
If there is an immediate threat to life or if emergency assistance is needed, please contact your authorities and alert local senior management immediately. The purpose of this Report Form is to bring any suspected abusive or exploitative activity to the attention of Caritas Africa for evaluation and action.
 Staff includes staff, volunteers, interns and governance members.
 Collaborators refer to consultants and contractors.