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Introduction to our Child Safeguarding services

Every organisation that works with children and vulnerable adults has a duty of care to ensure no harm comes to them. We provide a range of protection and safeguarding consultancy, training and capacity building services to support organisations worldwide to identify the risks that programmes and operations are exposed to. These services are rooted in our collective experiences delivering development programmes.

Child Safeguarding Services we offer include:

Child safeguarding policy and procedures

We develop safeguarding strategies, policies and guidelines that are appropriate to both the NGO and business’s specific area of work and to the local cultural and social content. These policies are based on our collective experience of delivering programmes. We also establish monitoring and evaluation guidelines and ensure the policies stay fit for purpose.

Organisational safeguarding audit

We review systems and processes and undertake contextual analysis of new work areas and locations to determine whether current safeguarding measures are effective. We take into consideration the nature of the client’s business or industry area, the regional context and a country’s official child protection systems. 

Training, coaching and mentoring

We help embed policies and practice by delivering child safeguarding training, direct to staff or through a train the trainer model. Much of our training is delivered by our programme partners who are also practitioners delivering development programmes. The training blends practical experience of the local context with knowledge of international safeguarding standards. We can provide ongoing advice and guidance as organisations and businesses implement their safeguarding practices. 

Children’s participation in safe programming

 Experience has shown us that when we put children at the centre of the planning processes and enable them to have a meaningful role in creating the programmes that affect their lives, the results are stronger. We help organisations to work out how children can participate in developing, implementing and monitoring protection and safeguarding policies and practice.  

Developing ethical business policies

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) set out a business’s responsibility for upholding human rights. The Children’s Rights and Business Principles provide practical guidance for businesses on supporting children’s rights. We can support the private sector to translate these guidelines into practical accessible business policies to ensure their business is doing no harm.

VIEW OUR PORTFOLIO

Our portfolio page tells you more about the businesses and organisations we have worked with.

NEWS & STORIES

Rohit's Story

Rohit's Story

"My membership in the Children’s Health Cooperative had a huge effect on my unhealthy behaviours."

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Stella's Story

Stella's Story

“I feel confident whereas before I just had fear.” Life was dangerous for Stella. She was frequently beaten & raped. Safeguarding. Giving Children Hope

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Bezu's Story

Bezu's Story

'When I was 13 I didn’t know but a marriage had been arranged for me by my parents, to a man.' 'Once you’ve been abducted you’re his.'

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Marjorie's Story

Marjorie's Story

Marjorie was still in primary school when she realised she was pregnant. “I was driven away by my parents for what they referred to as shame in the family"

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Ben's Story

Ben's Story

Social workers worked with Ben on addressing the traumas he had experienced and rebuilding his self-esteem. Overcoming Childhood trauma

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OUR CURRENT PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

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Big Lottery Fund
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Comic Relief
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