Statement regarding allegations of safeguarding incidents in Oxfam charity shops

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has not received notification of any safeguarding incidents involving DofE participants volunteering in Oxfam stores or any other high-street charity shop chain.

The safety of participants is the DofE’s biggest priority. In light of these allegations, we will be reviewing our association with Oxfam as a participant volunteering provider.


For any media enquiries, please contact Georgia Woolford, PR and Communications Officer, [email protected] 

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