Conflict of interest Policy
By A Abela Director August 2019
A conflict of interest exists where you are in a position to make or influence a business decision which may benefit you or a related third party such as a partner, relative, business or associate.
Future Focus Ministries Australia recognises the potential for conflicts of interest in a range of situations involving team members, volunteer, contractors, customers, suppliers and other parties. All actual, perceived or potential conflicts must be declared a director.
An example would be a volunteer having discussions involving a supplier with family connections. Similarly, it would also be considered a conflict of interest for a
How to Handle Conflict in the Charity
- Talk with the other person. Stay calm. Never react in anger or blow your stack.
- Focus on the real issues at hand, not on personalities. Communication breakdown causes arguments
- Getting clarity on the problems
- Listen carefully. Be open and honest.
- Identify points of agreement and disagreement.
- Prioritise the areas of conflict. Unclear or different expectations cause confusion
- Try to be empathetic.
- Develop a plan to work on each conflict.
- Follow through on your plan.
Take reasonable steps to make sure that the following duties apply to Responsible Persons and that they follow them.
- to act with reasonable care and diligence
- to act honestly and fairly in the best interests of the charity and for its charitable purposes
- not to misuse their position or information they gain as a Responsible Person
- to disclose conflicts of interest
- to ensure that the financial affairs of the charity are managed responsibly, and
- not to allow the charity to operate while it is insolvent.
What we expect from you
As a representative of Future Focus Ministries Australia, you should:
treat everyone with whom you interact with dignity, courtesy and respect;
perform your role to the best of your abilities
make truthful statements, promises or commitments that you and Future Focus Ministries Australia are able to meet;
Protect the reputation of Future Focus Ministries Australia and not make any disparaging or untruthful remarks about Future Focus Ministries Australia, other team members, Directors
Behave in a way that ensures your safety and the safety of others;
Deal fairly and honestly with customers, suppliers and any other internal or external parties;
Act in the best interests of Future Focus Ministries Australia
Not knowingly participate in any illegal or unethical activity or enter into any arrangement or participate in any activity that would conflict with Future Focus Ministries Australia best interests;
Not take advantage of your position or the property or information of Future Focus Ministries Australia for personal gain or to cause detriment to Future Focus Ministries Australia or the Indian people we help
This applies to all work and work related social situations and any online or social media content where you're connection to Future Focus Ministries Australia could be known.
If you are unsure of what is expected of you in a particular situation, ask a Director is your most direct source of information.
Discrimination is defined as the unfair, unjust, or prejudicial treatment of a person on the basis of sex, gender, race, disability, age, religion, or national origin.
Treat everyone with respect.
Please ensure you are familiar with these policies.
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Protecting the health and safety Policy
- Health and safety is of high importance to the Directors at Future Focus Ministries Australia and the manner in which it looks after its volunteers workers, students, visitors and contractors.
- Future Focus Ministries Australia objective is to protect the health and safety of its volunteers workers, students, visitors and contractors by eliminating or minimising workplace risks.
- Future Focus Ministries Australia will endeavour to provide effective representation, consultation and cooperation in relation to health and safety issues in the workplace.
- The Directors of Future Focus Ministries Australia will provide to its workers, students, visitors and contractors information and education on health and safety matters.
- The Directors of Future Focus Ministries Australia will take all necessary steps to comply with health and safety requirements, in Australia and India.
- The Directors of Future Focus Ministries Australia will continue to provide improvements of physical and psychological health and safety to its volunteers workers, students, visitors and contractors.
- The Directors of Future Focus Ministries Australia is committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone in the workplace.
- Ev everyone has a responsibility for their own safety and that of others.
- The Directors of Future Focus Ministries Australia acknowledges that injuries can be prevented and an incident- free environment is actively pursued
- Communication and consultation are essential to working together for a safer workplace.The Nominated Supervisors of any project are ensuring people, workers, volunteers, students, Pastors are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the organisation’s activities indoor and outdoor environments
- Ensuring regular safety audits
- all equipment, including emergency equipment.
- playgrounds and fixed equipment in outdoor environments.
- cleaning services.
- monitoring the conditions of the workplace and the health of employees / volunteers and students.
- protecting other individuals from risks arising from the service’s activities, including holding an open day or a working bee etc., or any activity that is ancillary to the operation of the service e.g. cleaning the premises after hours (OHS Act: Section 23)
- providing adequate instruction to staff / volunteers in safe working procedures, and informing them of known hazards to their health and wellbeing that are associated with the work that they perform at the service
- ensuring that all furniture, equipment and are maintained in a safe condition
- developing procedures to guide the safe use of harmful substances, such as chemicals, in the workplace
- ensuring the physical environment at the service is safe, secure and free from hazards for children
- implementing/practising emergency and evacuation procedures
- implementing and reviewing this policy in consultation with all staff/volunteers
- Medical needs are seen to, if necessary the patient is taken
- being familiar with this policy
- co-operating with reasonable OHS rules implemented by the service
- not acting recklessly and/or placing the health and safety of other
A common law concept that refers to the responsibilities of organisations to provide people with an adequate level of protection against harm and all reasonable foreseeable risk of injury. In the context of this policy, duty of care refers to the responsibility of education and care services to provide children, staff, students, volunteers, contractors and anyone visiting the service with an adequate level of care and protection against reasonable foreseeable harm and injury.
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