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How we keep our funds safe

Plan International takes the risk of fraud, bribery and corruption very seriously. All organisations face such risks but we have measures to prevent fraud and investigate incidents when they come to light.

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We aim to ensure the maximum possible proportion of our funds reach the children and communities whose futures we are working to transform.

Ensuring funds reach communities

We are accountable to the people and organisations who generously support us. We have a Counter Fraud Unit dedicated to preventing, detecting and investigating fraud.

This team takes steps to reduce the risk of fraud. All suspected or alleged incidents are centrally recorded, assessed and investigated.

Our goal is to ensure that the maximum possible proportion of our funds reach the children and communities whose futures we are working to transform.

Our anti-fraud policy

We have a Global Anti-Fraud, Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy. This applies to all our staff members, volunteers and partners we work with to create lasting change for children around the world.

All staff can use a confidential external reporting service where they can raise concerns about misconduct. Staff also receive training in fraud awareness and prevention from the Counter Fraud Unit.

We work with other international development organisations to identify and reduce the risk of fraud.

Resolving cases of fraud

Our Counter Fraud Unit investigates and resolves each case of fraud that has been reported or identified. This involves recovery of lost funds wherever possible, an analysis of how each instance of fraud can be avoided in future and measures implemented to ensure this is the case.

Recently resolved cases of fraud are available to view on our website, and historical anti-fraud reports are also available for download.

Report Fraud

To report an instance of fraud or for further information, please contact IncidentandLoss.Notification@plan-international.org