The key to L’Arche is relationships of mutual care and respect. L’Arche is committed to providing a safe living and working environment for all, particularly the most vulnerable.
All persons – with or without intellectual disabilities – have a right to be and feel safe in these settings, free from all forms of abuse and harassment. L’Arche provides training on the Abuse and Complaints policy and procedures for all personnel and volunteers who have direct contact with individuals with intellectual disabilities. L’Arche also provides an annual educational program for all individuals with intellectual disabilities on issues of abuse awareness and prevention. The language and tools used in the educational program are geared to each person’s learning style and capacity.