Safeguarding for Development Conference 2019

Find out about the sector's progress on improving safeguarding and hear best practice in specific areas of safeguarding at our free members-only event.  

Monday 2 December 2019
etc. venues County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB

Over the last 18 months, organisations across the international development and humanitarian sector have worked to improve safeguarding standards and practices. This conference is your opportunity to:  

  • Reflect on the sector's progress towards better safeguarding practice 
  • Provide a space to share experience, knowledge and learning 
  • Discuss where further attention is needed.

Last year's event brought together 240 people from 183 organisations to work on creating sector-wide solutions to safeguarding.

This event is for Bond members only.


09.00- 10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00- 10.05

Welcome and chair's introduction

10.05- 10.50

Opening plenary: Making progress towards better safeguarding practice
Reflecting on progress across the sector over the last 18 months and what challenges remain. 

10.50- 11.10 Break for refreshments
11.10- 12.40 Breakout sessions: Better practice, better implementation 

Safeguarding for small NGOs 
Discuss common challenges and smart solutions for smaller NGOs.


Whistleblowing: what you need to know 
The role of whistleblowers in surfacing concerns, and what organisations can do to encourage and support them.


Sector platforms' role in safeguarding  
How national sector platforms can support their members with better safeguarding practice. 


Good standards for better practice   
Expore how standards drive better safeguarding practice and whether more harmonisation across standards is needed. 

12.40- 13.40

Lunch and networking

Optional drop-in sessions over lunch: Aid Worker ID , InterPol, Referencing Scheme, Leadership tool, Ombudsman  

13.45- 15.15 Breakout sessions: Safeguarding done differently

Intersectionality and safeguarding  
How an intersectional approach to safeguarding contributes to better practice.


Are we getting it right?  
Explore whether the sector's current safeguarding focus is too narrow and how organisations can go beyond compliance. 


Working together for better practice  
How different actors in the sector can work together to amplify learning and improve practice. 

15.15- 15.35 Break for refreshments
15.35- 16.35

Closing plenary: Where next for safeguarding? 
We look at the next steps for the sector.


Chair's close


Check out the FAQs [PDF] or email us at [email protected]

Event dates

Monday, December 2, 2019

130 places available