Safeguarding Leads/Focal Points

Safeguarding Leads/Focal Points

Many organisations designate the responsibility for aspects of safeguarding in their organisation. This is very helpful for ensuring that there is focused attention on safeguarding. However, this role can vary considerably depending on the size, staffing and type of organisation. In larger organisations this might be full time staff member(s) but is often additional responsibility on top of an existing role or in very small organisations can be a responsibility allocated  to a trustee or volunteer.

This section brings together resources to support Safeguarding Leads/Focal Points in an organisation to clarify their role and expectations where needed, and also general practical tools for operationalising safeguarding.


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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