Trócaire believes in the intrinsic dignity of every person, celebrates difference and aims to create relationships of mutual respect wherein the rights and dignity of every person are respected.
Trócaire’s work is inspired and informed by Catholic Social Teaching, one of the fundamental principles of which is the dignity of each individual.
The right to freedom from all forms of exploitation and abuse is implicit in this principle.
Trócaire recognises that abuse of power has led, and continues to lead, to many forms of exploitation and abuse.
The nature of our work creates a power differential between those employed by or working with Trócaire and programme participants.
We acknowledge that the potential exists for those who work with programme participants to abuse their position of power.
Trócaire also recognises that there are specific needs, vulnerabilities and risks that exist for children and is committed to make every effort to ensure children are safe and protected both in its international programme work and outreach programmes in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Trócaire is committed to ensuring its policies are fit for purpose and that the actions of its staff, contracted parties and other third parties including visitors and volunteers are always appropriate. We also require that our partner organisations demonstrate a similar commitment.