Posted on 20 April 2021
Safeguarding Policies, Templates, and Reports
CID would like to thank Oxfam Australia who has shared their Child Safeguarding Toolkit (see link above). You’ll find a number of templates, checklists and tools. The Toolkit was developed with Oxfam programs and operations in mind, however, the guidance information and templates can be adapted for the purpose of many different organisations, large or small.
The Toolkit was written prior to the focus on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) so it does not cover the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse of vulnerable adults/beneficiary communities/workers, however as we know similar safeguarding strategies and measures can be applied to the prevention of SEA.
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Safeguarding policies and templates available from Bond UK
- Bond UK Safeguarding Policy Templates
- Bond UK Safeguarding Guidance, Resources, and Tools
- Bond UK Safeguarding Summit Highlights and Takeaways
Oxfam’s 10-point plan details how they will stamp out sexual harassment and abuse.
ACFID’s report to improve the practice and response of ACFID members in the prevention of sexual misconduct, conducted by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.
Video from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) - Safeguarding Summit 2018: Are You Listening?. The video speaks from survivor on the key issues discussed at the workshops around power imbalances, children and adults relying on NGOs for their survival, and the abuse of those power inequities that can occur in aid development and humanitarian work.
Safeguarding, Sexual Misconduct, and Leadership
In September 2018, CID partnered with member organisations to hold two Safeguarding Workshops in Wellington and Auckland to reiterate the importance of safeguarding and policy in light of recent allegations of sexual misconduct by aid workers overseas. The workshop was facilitated by Fiona Williams with a video message from SaveTheChildren founder, Richard Powell. Fiona Williams’ presentation and CID’s Safeguarding Report are available below
Resources from that training are available here: