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Safeguarding Policy

At Rise, we value your safety and wellbeing. Below we’ve included our guidelines and policies to ensure Rise participants (all Rise Global Community members) and Rise representatives (team members, volunteers, selectors, mentors, partners, etc.) are safe in both in-person and online environments.

Safeguarding Resources

The Rise Safeguarding Policy and its adjoining documents together affirm Rise’s commitment to the safety of all young people who interact with our program. The policies outline our approach to keeping young people safe and the actions we will take should any safeguarding incidents occur.

The safety and welfare of all Rise participants—while they are engaging with Rise in-person or online - will be equally prioritised, regardless of their background, gender, disability, race, beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Rise Safeguarding Policy
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Rise Safeguarding Glossary
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Roles and Responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Lead
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Code of Conduct for Rise Participants
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Code of Conduct for Rise Representatives
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Disciplinary and Dismissal Policy
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Guidance on Online Engagement for Rise Participants
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Guidance on Online Engagement for Rise Representatives
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Report A Concern

Rise is committed to an environment in which open, honest communication is the expectation, not the exception. We strive to ensure every member of the Rise Global Community feels safe, and, if not, feels comfortable reporting concerns.

Designated Safeguarding Leads: If you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable in a Rise environment, you can contact one of our trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) at

Muloongo Muchelemba, Director, Selection

Kathryn Segesser, Senior Manager, Winner Support

Eiko Tsukamoto, Senior Manager, Student Experience

Rise Hotline: If you would like to submit a concern, whether with your name or anonymously, you can do so through our hotline, provided by Navex Global. This hotline accepts non-emergency concerns in over 100 languages, and we’ll work to get back to you in a timely manner. Click here to submit a concern through the Rise Hotline.

Emergencies: If you find yourself in an emergency situation, please call the emergency services in your country immediately.