Resources

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 bblanchard@interaction.org.

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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.

INTERPOL Project Soteria Factsheet

This document from Interpol describes Project Soteria, an initiative that seeks to develop mechanisms for safer recruitment of staff in the international aid sector, and prevent sexual offenders from using positions in the sector to access and offend against children and vulnerable adults.

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Introduction to Organizational Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, and Abuse

This document from InterAction is a brief introduction to instituting PSEA measures in your organization. Please note that this document will be updated soon.

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ActionAid International Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on SHEA and Safeguarding Incident Management (internal process)

These SOPs outline the processes to be followed in any internal incident management response to allegations of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. In line with AAI's SHEA and Safeguarding Policies, these SOPs must be used when addressing any concern relating to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and wider harms to adults at-risk carried out by AA staff/representatives.

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ActionAid Digital SHEA and Safeguarding Risks during ActionAid’s COVID-19 Response

This guidance note looks at areas of digital/online engagement between staff/representatives and children, young people, communities and adults-at-risk, other staff/representatives. This guidance note identifies the risks that emerge from these ways of working and makes recommendations on how to embed safe SHEA and safeguarding approaches and the risk of our staff/representatives carrying out harm.

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ActionAid: SHEA and Safeguarding and Safer Programming in ActionAid's COVID-19 Response

This guidance note provides direction and tools for ActionAid and representatives (partners, volunteers, contractors etc...) on how to embed SHEA and Safeguarding into Covid-19 response work, with a focus on safeguarding programming and emerging risks.

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Community-Based Complaints Mechanisms for SHEA and Safeguarding during Covid-19

This document outlines key considerations when developing or modifying community-based complaints mechanisms during Covid-19, with a focus on how to ensure children, young people and communities can raise concerns about sexual exploitation and abuse and wider child abuse.

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SHEA and Safeguarding Stakeholder Panel Terms of Reference (ToR)

The SHEA and Safeguarding Stakeholder Panel is responsible for:
• Leading the AA entities’ work on SHEA and Safeguarding, working collaboratively to ensure a holistic approach to SHEA and Safeguarding across the entity and reporting regularly to the SMT who have overall responsibility over SHEA and Safeguarding
• Receiving, triaging and managing SHEA and Safeguarding concerns and complaints

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Relief International PSEA Network tools

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)

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ActionAid Community-Based Complaints Mechanisms for SHEA and Safeguarding during COVID-19

Community-based complaints mechanisms ensure that communities can raise concerns about ActionAid staff/processes. Communities can use community complaints mechanisms to raise concerns, give feedback to international agencies, and report incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse. They help to create a strong culture of accountability; enable us to improve the quality, impact and effectiveness of our programmes; and ensure our programmes are safe during COVID-19.

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ActionAid SHEA and Safeguarding Stakeholder Panel Terms of Reference (ToR)

The SHEA and Safeguarding Stakeholder Panel is responsible for:
• Leading the AA entities’ work on SHEA and Safeguarding, working collaboratively to ensure a holistic approach to SHEA and Safeguarding across the entity and reporting regularly to the SMT who have overall responsibility over SHEA and Safeguarding
• Receiving, triaging and managing SHEA and Safeguarding concerns and complaints

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