Good safeguarding practice

This course will equip you to develop a robust approach to safeguarding in your organisation, including recommended policies, appropriate reporting and response procedures and improved ability to meet statutory and donor requirements.

Course dates

This online course will equip you to develop a robust approach to safeguarding in your organisation, including recommended policies, appropriate reporting and response procedures and improved ability to meet statutory and donor requirements. You will receive practical guidance on how to undertake risk assessments and develop an effective safeguarding framework under the guidance of our expert facilitators. 

Take this course together with Managing safeguarding investigations for a complete approach to the management of safeguarding in your organisation.

Course structure 

Three half days of live interactive online sessions, plus individual work between the sessions.

Total time commitment over the period of the course is 15 hours:

  • 10.5 hours of live online sessions
  • 4.5 hours of self-paced activities

Who is it for?

Those with responsibility for developing and implementing safeguarding policies and procedures within their organisation, for example safeguarding leads or focal points, HR managers or designated safeguarding officers. 

What you will learn

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain what safeguarding means in the context of the international development and humanitarian sectors, and why it is important
  • Describe key safeguarding standards in the sector and their application to your organisation
  • Outline the prevention, reporting, response and learning approach in safeguarding
  • Conduct a safeguarding risk assessment for an organisation
  • Review safeguarding policies and procedures for an organisation to identify gaps and steps to address these
  • Identify steps to improve your organisation’s ability to meet donor requirements related to safeguarding
  • Describe approaches for supporting downstream partners and contractors to improve safeguarding in programmes 
  • Contribute to an organisational culture that is supportive of safeguarding 

Programme

This course will be delivered entirely online, through facilitated live sessions (using Zoom) as well as individual and group activities on the Bond learning platform. We work hard to make sure you get the same level of interaction and facilitator support as you would in our training room. You’ll work in breakout rooms, use case studies and co-create documents – all online.

Structure

All April 2021, July 2021 and October 2021 live session times are in accordance to British Summer Time (BST), and all January 2022 live session times are in accordance to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Check the live session start and end time in your timezone here (please ensure you choose the right date when checking timezones).

 

April 2021 

Pre-course activity: approximately 45 minutes' additional work required before live session 1

Live session 1: Tuesday 27th April 2021, 9.30 - 13.00 BST

  • Safeguarding definitions and terminology
  • What constitutes a safeguarding concern?
  • International safeguarding sector standards and guidelines 
  • The safeguarding cycle

Individual work between sessions: Risk mapping

Live session 2: Thursday 29th April 2021, 9.30 - 13.00 BST

  • Risk mapping 
  • Procedures to mitigate risk: recruitment, induction and training, accountability and governance, complaints and reporting mechanisms, dealing with reports
  • Developing an organisational culture
  • Statutory and donor requirements
  • Challenges working with donor requirements and how to strengthen your organisation to address them

Individual work between sessions: Review your organisation's policies and procedures

Live session 3: Friday 30th April 2021, 9.30 - 13.00 BST

  • Reporting and responding to safeguarding concerns
  • Supporting downstream partners and contractors to improve safeguarding in programmes 
  • Action-planning based on organisational risk analysis and participant’s learning

 

July 2021 

Pre-course activity: approximately 45 minutes' additional work required before live session 1

Live session 1: Monday 19th July 2021, 9.30 - 13.00 BST

  • Safeguarding definitions and terminology
  • What constitutes a safeguarding concern?
  • International safeguarding sector standards and guidelines 
  • The safeguarding cycle

Individual work between sessions: Risk mapping

Live session 2: Wednesday 21st July 2021, 9.30 - 13.00 BST

  • Risk mapping 
  • Procedures to mitigate risk: recruitment, induction and training, accountability and governance, complaints and reporting mechanisms, dealing with reports
  • Developing an organisational culture
  • Statutory and donor requirements
  • Challenges working with donor requirements and how to strengthen your organisation to address them

Individual work between sessions: Review your organisation's policies and procedures

Live session 3: Friday 23rd July 2021, 9.30 - 13.00 BST

  • Reporting and responding to safeguarding concerns
  • Supporting downstream partners and contractors to improve safeguarding in programmes 
  • Action-planning based on organisational risk analysis and participant’s learning

 

October 2021

Pre-course activity: approximately 45 minutes' additional work required before live session 1

Live session 1: Monday 18th October 2021, 13.30 - 17.00 BST

  • Safeguarding definitions and terminology
  • What constitutes a safeguarding concern?
  • International safeguarding sector standards and guidelines 
  • The safeguarding cycle

Individual work between sessions: Risk mapping

Live session 2: Wednesday 20th October 2021, 13.30 - 17.00 BST

  • Risk mapping 
  • Procedures to mitigate risk: recruitment, induction and training, accountability and governance, complaints and reporting mechanisms, dealing with reports
  • Developing an organisational culture
  • Statutory and donor requirements
  • Challenges working with donor requirements and how to strengthen your organisation to address them

Individual work between sessions: Review your organisation's policies and procedures

Live session 3: Friday 22nd October 2021, 13.30 - 17.00 BST

  • Reporting and responding to safeguarding concerns
  • Supporting downstream partners and contractors to improve safeguarding in programmes 
  • Action-planning based on organisational risk analysis and participant’s learning

 

January 2022

Pre-course activity: approximately 45 minutes' additional work required before live session 1

Live session 1: Monday 17th January 2022, 9.30 - 13.00 GMT

  • Safeguarding definitions and terminology
  • What constitutes a safeguarding concern?
  • International safeguarding sector standards and guidelines 
  • The safeguarding cycle

Individual work between sessions: Risk mapping

Live session 2: Wednesday 19th January 2022, 9.30 - 13.00 GMT

  • Risk mapping 
  • Procedures to mitigate risk: recruitment, induction and training, accountability and governance, complaints and reporting mechanisms, dealing with reports
  • Developing an organisational culture
  • Statutory and donor requirements
  • Challenges working with donor requirements and how to strengthen your organisation to address them

Individual work between sessions: Review your organisation's policies and procedures

Live session 3: Friday 21st January 2022, 9.30 - 13.00 GMT

  • Reporting and responding to safeguarding concerns
  • Supporting downstream partners and contractors to improve safeguarding in programmes 
  • Action-planning based on organisational risk analysis and participant’s learning

This course replaces our previous one-day Safeguarding essentials and Developing good safeguarding practice courses.

Booking deadline

Bookings will close at 15:00 BST/GMT the last working day before the course to enable us to email participants the joining instructions ahead of the first live session.

Course prices

Band 1

Non-members
£645.00

Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend
£495.00

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend
£250.00

* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.

Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.

10%

off if you book early*

5%

off multiple bookings*

Event dates

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 to Friday, April 30, 2021

9 places available

Monday, July 19, 2021 to Friday, July 23, 2021

19 places available

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021

22 places available

Monday, January 17, 2022 to Friday, January 21, 2022

24 places available

Trainers

Lucy provides training and support on programme performance, accountability and safeguarding to a range of NGO and UN clients.

Aneeta Williams

Aneeta Williams is a former lawyer turned international development and humanitarian practitioner. Her specialisms include International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Gender and SGBV and Safeguarding and Protection.

Picture of Richard Powell

Richard is the Founder and Director of SafeForChildren a consultancy setup to provide support to organisations to ensure they are child safe.