How your donation is making an impact on the lives of children around the world
It's thanks to thousands of Australians that we can reach millions of people through our programs every year. This is also made possible through vital support from trusts and foundations, our corporate partners, the Department Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and other Australian Government departments and international governments.
With over 100 years of field experience, Save the Children makes sure every dollar donated to us is invested to deliver the best possible outcomes for children at the lowest possible cost.
From every dollar raised:
- 73 cents is invested to benefit children through our health, education, child protection and humanitarian response programs, and through increasing public awareness of international aid and development issues.
- 8 cents is spent raising the funds we need to deliver these programs.
- 8 cents is spent on making sure we have the talented people, infrastructure and systems we need to manage and deliver our programs for children.
- 11 cents is invested in commercial activities such as our retail stores.
Read more about where the money goes in our latest annual report
and take a look at our frequently asked questions
How we stay accountable
All our activities are conducted legally, ethically and in accordance with high standards of integrity. Board members, employees and volunteers are required to signify acceptance of, and compliance with, the organisation’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.
We produce evaluation reports to assess our program outcomes and ensure continual learning on the effectiveness of our interventions, whether they involve direct services for children, or our policy and advocacy work to fulfil children’s rights.
We have also developed policies that address occupational health and safety, privacy, equal opportunity and employee grievances. These policies help our employees and volunteers meet our high standards of ethics and conduct.
We are regulated through the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and we comply with the Code of Conduct of the Australian Council of International Development (ACFID).
Read Save the Children International's 2016/17 Global Accountability Report to learn more about how we're run, who we're accountable to and where the money goes.
We take complaints very seriously. Please call our Supporter Relations team on 1800 76 00 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a complaint. For more information, please read our Complaints Procedure.
If you have a complaint relating to a breach of the ACFID Code of Conduct by Save the Children Australia please contact the ACFID Code of Conduct committee.
Open information commitment
You can read about our Open information commitment here.
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