'Safeguarding for All' Safeguarding Support Package
Definition: VERB: (seɪfˌɡɑːd)
“Promoting the safety and welfare of people involved in the delivery or receipt of humanitarian aid and development assistance, protecting them from harm, including all forms of exploitation, abuse and harassment.” [by Scotland's International Development Alliance]
Safeguarding has come under increased attention and scrutiny since early 2018, when reports of abuses and failure to act correctly in development and humanitarian work sparked intense media attention.
This Safer for All safeguarding support package has been developed by the Alliance in collaboration with the Scottish Government, in order to support organisations working internationally to achieve the best standards of safeguarding. The package provides guidance and resources to strengthen policies and procedures, build capacity, and link to training and services. This is essential to nurture a healthy safeguarding culture and ensure that practice goes beyond basic compliance to reach the highest standards of safeguarding.
By working to strengthen our safeguarding standards and build a healthy safeguarding culture, we can all play our part in making our sector safer for all.
Safeguarding in Context
Read about the background and wider context of safeguarding in international development
Safeguarding in Practice
Access practical tools, resources and training to help you in your own organisation
* Training and Safeguarding Basics
* Safeguarding Leads/Focal Points
Tailored Support & Networks
Find safeguarding experts and connect with others working in the sector
* The Alliance’s Safeguarding Working Group