'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


Understanding Safeguarding

Scottish Context

UK & Wider Context 

Safeguarding in Practice

Access practical tools, resources and training to help you in your own organisation


Training and Safeguarding Basics

*  Safeguarding Leads/Focal Points

Policies & Procedures

Safer Programming

Survivor-centred Approach

Awareness Raising

Safer Recruitment


Leadership & Culture


Tailored Support & Networks

Find safeguarding experts and connect with others working in the sector

Safeguarding Specialists

The Alliance’s Safeguarding Working Group

Networks & Collaboratives


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