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.

IASC Misconduct Disclourse Scheme

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Duty of Care International: Safeguarding Guidance

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Sample Self Declaration Questions

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Good NGO Board Governance

This guide is for trustees of international NGOs registered as charities in the UK. It aims to help trustees of UK NGOs develop good practice in connection with safeguarding and people protection. It provides a description of recommended practice. Advice and guidance on how organizations may develop their own activities to acheive good practice, and additional resources and references.

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CRS: Helping Partners Develop or Strengthen Their Organizational Child Protection Policies

This document from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a facilitators guide to help organizations develop or further strengthen their policies to protect children. This training can be used to upgrade or create a protection policy. The guide provides an overview of child protection, guidance on responding to abuse cases, and information on an organizations responsibility to protect. This document is useful for organizations seeking more information on effective child protection policies.

Please note that this document is related to child protection. If youre looking for CRS PSEA Partner toolkit, you can find it in related resources.

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InterAction PSEA Training Guide Module 1

This document contains InterActions PSEA Basics training - please note: an updated version of this training is coming soon.

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InterAction PSEA Training Guide Module 2

This document contains InterActions PSEA Basics training - please note: an updated version of this training is coming soon.

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InterAction PSEA Trainings Guide Module 3

This document contains InterActions PSEA Basics training - please note: an updated version of this training is coming soon.

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Bond Safeguarding Complaints Policy

This document from Bond is a sample safeguarding complaints policy. It outlines sample procedures for making a complaint, how to make a complaint, who can make a complaint, and who is covered by the policy.

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Bond: Reporting Procedure

This document from Bond provides guidance on procedures for dealing with reports of a breach of an NGOs safeguarding policy.

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