New Zealand-based company OSACO Group is the only consultancy in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific to have been listed as a quality assured service provider on the directory of the global Resource and Support Hub for safeguarding.
The Hub is funded by UK Aid, the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, to help organisations around the world in the humanitarian and development sectors to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment by offering a range of free tools, training and advice in more than 10 languages.
The Hub also lists consultants in its directory following a rigorous quality assurance process so that organisations can work with consultants with confidence to improve their approach to safeguarding.
According to the Hub’s website, the Directory features a range of support services that organisations and businesses can approach to support their safeguarding. OSACO Group Ltd is included in this Directory having undergone a three-stage quality assurance process to assess its capacity to deliver support on safeguarding.
“We are one of a small group of listed consultants globally,” says Managing Director of OSACO Group Jaydene Buckley. “We participated in a rigorous six-month quality assurance process, which included an assessment of our operational business practice and an interview with us. We are delighted to become the first consultancy in Australasia and the South Pacific to be listed. It is a very significant acknowledgement of the safeguarding work that we are able to do.
“It’s vital that organisations work with providers who can deliver work that is fit for purpose, survivor centric, and most importantly able to help prevent sexual exploitation, abuse, and sexual harassment from happening in the first place.
“Safeguarding is a very significant issue around the world and many businesses and organisations have work to do in this space. It’s very important that they know that when they engage a consultant they’re getting an organisation that really knows what they are doing and can help create and support lasting, positive change.”
Established in 2013, OSACO Group is a global network of specialists and experts in compliance, governance, safeguarding and workplace investigations. OSACO operates around the globe, often in locations where others tend not to work. We speak multiple languages and are seasoned at working with translators.
OSACO’s headquarters are in New Zealand, with a newly-established office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, but its consultants can be deployed to and from a wide range of locations.
In addition to its safeguarding training, policy, and investigation services OSACO works to prevent the impact of a range of human risk factors such as fraud, bullying, and corruption. It also provides an independent integrity unit service and has capability in risk assessment, risk management, and Environmental Social Governance.
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