The importance of safeguarding in development and humanitarian contexts can never be understated. It is imperative that we as a sector never again become part of the problem, and that all starts with crucial safeguarding practices.

What we work on

We are working to ensure organisations are equipped to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment across the international development and humanitarian sector.

We recognise that in some cases the international development sector has fallen short in terms of safeguarding and let down the people we work with.

Bond is committed to supporting our members to improve their safeguarding policies and practices.

The impact our work has

As part of our commitment to change in safeguarding, we work with organisations across the international development and humanitarian sectors to drive forward better practice and standards.

We collaborate with sector experts and our working groups on projects to improve safeguarding practice in areas such as:

A discussion-based tool on organisational culture change

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A set of definitions to support members with reporting and complaints

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A good governance guide for trustees

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We also undertake an annual safeguarding survey to ensure our safeguarding services and resources are relevant, to address recurring issues, and measure progress in the sector.

If you have any questions about our work on safeguarding, please get in touch.

Get involved

Join the Safeguarding Working Group

A space for Bond members to learn and share practical aspects of safeguarding with colleagues in the sector. Our main safeguarding hub, and resource producer.

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Join the Practice for Locally Led Working Group

Learn, discuss challenges and share best practice to support INGOs to enable locally led development, including safeguarding issues.

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Blogs and resources

We have a wealth of blogs and resources on safeguarding, and regularly host events and webinars on the subject.