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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Your Role in PSEAH Session


This session is intended for use by PSEAH/safeguarding leads to train staff at their organization. The goals of the session are as follows: 1. Staff gain a deeper understanding of PSEAH. 2. Staff develop an understanding of how PSEAH is integral to your organization’s mission and work. 3. Staff begin to see a connection between their work and PSEAH. This session is designed to be about an hour and can be done virtually or in-person. This session is intended to be customizable to your organization’s needs. The slides provided are all with InterAction’s branding – however, please feel free to edit the slides to align with your organization’s branding needs. Several slides are either blank or have information that is specific to InterAction – please insert information relevant to your organization in each of these slides.

Safeguarding in Faith-Based Organizations: Benefits, Challenges, and Shared Learning


In faith-based organizations (FBOs), these organizational values are often influenced by faith principles. This case study examines and highlights how organizational values within FBOs influence their safeguarding activities and approach. Five InterAction Member organizations participated in this case study: World Vision United States, Islamic Relief USA, Habitat for Humanity International, Food for the Hungry, and Episcopal Relief and Development. Each organization has a unique affiliation with its respective faith and uses this affiliation in creative ways when approaching safeguarding programming.

IASC SEA Community Based Complaint Referral Mechanism

This document provides important information on the Inter-Agency SEA Community-Based Complaint Referral Mechanism in Jordan. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the PSEA network, information on the inter-agency referral pathway, guidelines for investigations, and implementation challenges. This document is useful for NGOs that are working in Jordan and would like more information about PSEA measures that are in place. Please note: this document is from 2016 and there has not yet been an updated version.

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Guidelines on Setting Up on Community Based Complaint Mechanism

This document from the IASC gives standard operating procedures on collaboration on community-based complaints mechanisms. It involves advice on setting up a CBCM, receiving complaints, processing complaints, referrals for investigations, and communicating investigation status. Please note that this document is from 2016.

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Reporting Harassment at USAID

This document from USAID provides a flowchart for how internal reports of sexual misconduct are handled at USAID. This document may be useful for organizations looking to develop internal sexual harassment procedures and would like to see how other organizations handle it.

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USAID Staff & Implementing Partner Reporting of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This document form USAID is a flow chart for partners on how to report an incident of SEA. This document is useful for USAID partners.

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CHS Investigations Guidelines 2015

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CHS SEA Investigation Training

CHS Alliance offers training for SEA investigators. You can find out more information here:

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InterAction: Investigation Planning Tool

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InterAction: Investigation Report Outline

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InterAction: Principles of Investigation

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Office of Internal Oversight Services: Investigations Manual 2015

This document is an investigations manual from OIOS. It is from 2015 and may be out of date, but may serve as a useful reference for organizations looking to learn more about investigations.

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