Resource Library

This resource library serves as a tool for InterAction Members to support their efforts on safeguarding in the aid sector.

Please note: most resources on the resource library are open source and do not require registration to access. To access our open-source materials, click the download button next to the resource you would like. If a resource has a lock symbol with the text “Members Only” next to it, InterAction Members can access this resource by logging in or registering. Non-members cannot access these resources and will not be approved when registering.

This library serves as a hub where stakeholders and NGO teams can access resources related to safeguarding. These resources include guidance documents, training templates, and other tools designed to help organizations and NGO staff tackle issues on sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.

The resource library provides open access to tools and other useful information. It is designed to strengthen the humanitarian and development sector’s capacity to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and abuse.

Only InterAction Members can access the locked content in the Resource Library. If you are an InterAction Member, please register using your work email address. If you would like to explore becoming an InterAction Member, please contact Burt Blanchard at

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Relief International PSEA Network tools

Relief International

These tools from Relief International include: Non-branded Awareness Raising Materials Including: Code of Conduct Posters Staff Reporting Leaflet Focal Point Contact card- all available in PDFs & InDesign format Guidance on Raising Awareness with Communities in Emergencies (PDF) Action Plan Tool for Risk Assessment of Safeguarding in Country Programs (excel)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Strengthening Partners in Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Toolkit

Catholic Relief Services

This toolkit is geared toward national and local organizations. It is primarily designated for use by the 38 national organizations involved in the SPSEA project. It may be of use to PSEA, safeguarding and/or protection focal points, where they exist, or staff in other roles designated to organizational PSEA and safeguarding tasks. It will be of particular use also to senior managers with the overall responsibility for PSEA and safeguarding. It can also be useful for program staff and operational or administrative staff to fulfil the specific PSEA functions related to their roles.

Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit

Habitat for Humanity International, Oxfam International, Wateraid

The community based safeguarding visual toolkit is an adaptable toolkit designed to assist humanitarian and development agencies communicate key safeguarding messages derived from the (IASC) Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse to the communities in which they and their partners work, helping to break down barriers of language, literacy and accessibility. The ultimate goal for this toolkit is to support communities in realizing their rights in preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment by promoting a ‘speak up’ culture. Please take the time to read the user information guide, which provides background information on the development of the toolkit, how it can be used and adapted to suit a wide range of needs, as well as a technical guide. Please note that the toolkit has been released in English, however this will be followed by an increasing number of languages, with support from Translators Without Borders. To access the toolkit, please click on the name of the resource. On the landing page, you will see all of the components of the toolkit linked. Please take some time to go through the links to determine what best fits your needs as an organization.

Child Protection Training Partners Guide

Helping Partners Develop or Strengthen Their Organizational Child Protection Policies.

Catholic Relief Services has developed a facilitator’s guide to help organizations develop or further strengthen their policies to protect children. This guide is meant to help partners increase their understanding of the issues involved in safeguarding children as well as best practices for organizations in creating safe, protective environments.

Different partners and organizations are at different stages in this process. This facilitation guide is therefore designed in several modules, to allow partners to pick and choose those that are most appropriate for their needs. Not all partners will need all modules. Some partners will want this to help improve their staff’s understanding of protection issues and skills. Others will want to help their management strengthen or develop a protection policy.

This training can be used simply to improve staff and volunteers’ understanding of protection. In that case, the organization can choose a few modules that help build specific skills and knowledge. They can present them as simply a training to staff, volunteers and interested management.

This training can also be used to upgrade or create a protection policy. In this case, the organization can choose to have its management team go through the training on their own, or also with staff. In effect, then, the training would become a policy development workshop.

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Cigna Workshop

Cigna NGO Health Benefits Workshop slides

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InterAction CEO Pledge

This document is InterAction's CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff. It is useful for organizations that are looking to understand the commitments of the Pledge.

Members Only

IRC Safeguarding Strategy

This document from the International Rescue Committee outlines IRC's commitment to safeguarding. Written by Sanj Srikanthan, Senior Vice President in Europe, this document will be useful for organizations looking for an example of safeguarding statements from senior leadership.

Members Only

AID Security 2019 Report

This report analyzes attacks on aid workers between 2009-2018. It also outlines sexual violence and gender differences in security risks. This report is useful for those looking to develop a better understanding of the security risks that aid workers face around the world.

Members Only

Bond Code of Conduct

This document from Bond is a sample Code of Conduct. This document is useful for organizations looking for an example of a Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Members Only

CARE International Recruitment Guidelines

These guidelines from CARE International outline the online application process and how CARE mitigates safeguarding risks during recruitment.

Members Only

IASC SEA Strategy

Members Only

Bond Commitment to Change in Safeguarding

Members Only

DFID SS Private Sector commitments

Members Only