Safeguarding Specialists

Safeguarding Specialists

The Alliance offers safeguarding support and services to Alliance members through its Effectiveness and Learning programme of training, Safeguarding Working Group, resources and mentoring support. However, there may be a need for tailored support in terms of training sessions/awareness raising sessions, developing a safeguarding policy or investigation guidance. 

The following are individuals with whom the Alliance has been working, and who specialise in different areas of safeguarding. They have an understanding of the Scottish context, and small-medium organisations. They can be contacted directly to engage for consultancy, training or other services as may suit your organisation.

Michael Daly

Michael’s extensive work in financial management for organisations such as Red Cross and SCIAF, combines with running a small NGO, Classrooms for Malawi, and 15 years volunteering with children with additional needs. He is a mentor for the Alliance.

Safeguarding specialisms:

  • Policy development
  • Leadership & safeguarding culture
  • Governance
  • Development of reporting & case management procedure
  • Survivor-centred approach
  • Vetting via Disclosure Scotland

Email: Michael Daly

Ceris Jones

With over 15 years experience in the international development sector, Ceris is a freelance trainer & consultant. Direct work with the Alliance includes mentoring organisations, and assisting the development and training of safeguarding activities.

Safeguarding specialisms:

  • Audits & assessments
  • Policy development
  • Training
  • Leadership & safeguarding culture
  • Governance

Email: Ceris Jones

Grace Ommer

Grace has been working in international Development for the last 20 years, with small NGOs in Bangladesh as an Organisational Development Adviser and then for Oxfam International for 16 years. This has been mainly as Country Director in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with safeguarding a significant part of her role. She is now a consultant, and a mentor and trainer for the Alliance. 

Safeguarding specialisms:

  • Emphasis on work with overseas partners
  • Training
  • Leadership & safeguarding culture
  • Governance
  • Reporting
  • Case management & investigations
  • Survivor-centred approaches
  • Safe recruitment

Email: Grace Ommer

Additional Technical and Specialised Services

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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