Safeguarding for development

Delegates heard the latest updates on the sector’s work to improve safeguarding and got peer support on implementing new measures at our free event for members. 

This event took place on 21 August 2018, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

NGOs, DFID, the Charity Commission and experts have been working on actions to improve safeguarding standards across the international development and humanitarian sector. We want to ensure our members are involved in this process and are equipped to comply with the new regulations.

This free one-day event was an opportunity to:

  • Hear updates on the progress of the cross-sector working groups 
  • Find out the latest insights on key areas of safeguarding, including organisational culture, reporting and accountability
  • Get peer support and guidance on your safeguarding practices and implementing change across your organisation
  • Feedback on the working groups’ initiatives and the direction of cross-sector practice.

This event is supported by:

Bates Wells Braithwaite      Cigna


09.00 - 10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00 - 10.05 Chair's welcome and introduction
10.05 - 10.45

Opening plenary: What is the sector doing?
Bond and the four cross-sector working groups share the progress of their initiatives to support more effective safeguarding measures across the sector.

10.45 - 11.05 Break for refreshments
11.05 - 12.25

Practical sessions
These sessions will explore four themes: accountability and participation,working with partners, employment cycle and reporting and complaints.

These sessions will be an opportunity to hear what is happening sector wide in these areas and to reflect on how to change practice.

12.25 - 13.25 Lunch and networking
13.25 - 14.45

Practical sessions
A repeat of the sessions above, with delegates encouraged to look at a different theme/aspect.

14.45 - 15.05 Break for refreshments
15.05 - 15.50

Survey findings and group work

Hear the findings of Bond's recent survey, which asked organisations how they have changed their safeguarding policies and practices since stories broke, and discuss them with others.

15.50 - 16.50

Closing plenary: What next for the sector?
We look at the next steps for the sector and hear from DFID, Charity Commission, Bates Wells Braithwaite and NGOs.

Speakers: Emma Dowden-Teale, Bates Wells Braithwaite, Michelle Russell, Charity Commission, Fiona Power, DFID, Steve Reeves, Save the Children UK, and Frances Longley, Amref Health Africa UK

16.50 - 17.00

Summary of the day and close



Glaziers Hall
9 Montague Close
United Kingdom