Before reporting an allegation or concern surrounding suspected child safeguarding failures, child abuse, economic misconduct, fraud or other wrongdoing arising from the work of SOS Children's Villages and/or any of its Member Associations, it is important that you take a moment to read and understand the parameters of your interaction with the ISC.
All investigations by the ISC are confidential, and the identities of survivors, witnesses, whistleblowers and those alleged to be involved in wrongdoing will be protected to the strictest standards and legal obligations. However, confidentiality can never be absolute based on the progression and requirements of the investigation including the need for information to be corroborated.
You should understand that although the ISC is independent and impartial in its work, the ISC’s primary purposes, as mandated by the International Senate, are to:
Subject to your informed consent, information provided will be used to support the work of the ISC and may be used in its final report to the International Senate.
The ISC may want to publish an anonymous summary of, or refer to your experience, within the reporting of the ISC. Although you can remain anonymous, the ISC and its investigators may need to contact you for additional information or clarifications in assessing the allegation(s) you reported.
In addition, when anonymous information is provided, the ISC’s investigators will need to identify corroborative evidence before a formal investigation commences or a finding can be made.
Please be assured that the ISC will never publish any personal details about you and the information provided to the ISC will remain confidential and can only be used for the purpose of the ISC's mandate with each individual’s informed consent. What this means will be explained to you by the Responsible Investigator.
The ISC has established an independent and secure system to enable secure transmittal of documents and other attachments, hosted by BKMS.
Clicking the button below will take you to the ISC's secure reporting facility, hosted by BKMS
You can also submit a report to the ISC by email at report@IndependentSC.org. If you contact us by email, you agree that the information you provide in your email to the ISC can be used for the purpose of fulfilling its mandate.
Information that would be helpful to the ISC team when making a report:
What the ISC will do:
The ISC's reporting email address report@independentSC.org, has been established to provide a means of direct, confidential, and secure communication between the ISC and those wishing to report any allegation(s) or concerns as well as those wishing to provide information to the ISC.
WE WILL PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
WE WILL RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY
WE WILL UPHOLD YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY TO THE LIMITS OF THE APPLICABLE LAW