In this 5-part video series participants will get an overview of safeguarding, from its definition, to putting it into practice in organisations and operationalising it in disaster risk- reduction.

In the first video participants will learn the background and evolution of safeguarding from the principle of do no harm to organisations actively preventing harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect. Participants will also learn of who safeguarding applies to and the differences in safeguarding adults and children

Defining safeguarding

In the second video participants will learn about the 6 principles of safeguarding (empowerment, protection, prevention, proportionality, partnership and accountability), internal policies (ie whistleblowing) and power dynamics.

The third video shows two case studies, which explore some of the complexities of safeguarding in real world contexts: Oxfam International in Haiti and the Bacha Bazi in Afghanistan. These case studies demonstrate what happens when safeguarding is not implemented properly, and when we don’t have the right discussions and don’t put human rights at the core of everything that we do

In the fourth video participants will get a better understanding of the importance of safeguarding in disaster risk reduction, in particular related to the increase in vulnerability of specific groups following a disaster.

In the final video of the safeguarding series participants will learn about the importance of a survivor- centred approach to safeguarding, including support to survivors of harm, and best practices around reporting, confidentiality, recruitment, etc.

This series was delivered by Trilateral Research as part of GNDR Local Leadership Academy

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