Safeguarding in successful partnerships

This change statement explores the experiences of UK-based INGOs, partner organisations, and donors when working together on safeguarding, and how their collective concerns and challenges can start to be overcome.

20 November 2019

In this statement we are calling for a fundamental shift in mindset in the development and humanitarian sectors, with the goal of addressing immediate safeguarding challenges by ensuring partner organisations are valued as equal partners.

The statement is meant for UK-based INGOs, partner organisations, and donors to help highlight the issues raised by the Bond membership and to provide a platform for future conversations on this subject.

The different sections of the change statement include:

  • A definition of the change that is needed
  • The current situation in the sector when working with partners on safeguarding and the vision of where we want to get to (with an analysis of safeguarding practice, power relations, opportunities, and risks)
  • Ideas on how to take practical action to address the problem

If you’d like to be involved in any of Bond’s future work on safeguarding with partners, then please contact Andrew May, Sector Safeguarding Adviser ([email protected]).

This change statement was produced with feedback and input from Bond Safeguarding Co-Chairs and Bond members.

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