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.

Oxfam Non-Staff Code of Conduct

This document from Oxfam is a Code of Code for Oxam's partners. It gives Oxfam's partners guidance regarding the key issues that they need to be aware of, and the standards of behavior. This document is useful for organizations that are looking for an example of a Code of Conduct for partners.

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USAID's Policy Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This document is USAID's policy against PSEA. It will be useful for USAID partner organizations, and other organizations looking for an example of a PSEA policy.

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USAID Employee Standards of Conduct

This document is USAID's employee standards of conduct. It may be useful for organizations looking to develop their own standards of conduct.

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WHO PSEA Policy and Procedures

This document from WHO outlines their PSEA policies and procedures. It is from 2017, but may be useful for organizations looking for examples of PSEA policies and procedures.

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Strengthening Reference Checking Systems

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Humanitarian Passport Feasibility Study

This document from Dutch Relief Alliance is a feasibility study on the humanitarian passport. Organizations interested in learning more about the humanitarian passport will find this document useful.

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IASC Preventing Transgressors Moving Through The Humanitarian System

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Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme Explanatory Notes

This document provides elements of background on specific aspects of the Inter-Agency Scheme. This document will be useful for organizations looking to better understand the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

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IASC Misconduct Disclosure Scheme FAQ

This document answers frequently asked questions about the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS). This document will be useful for organizations that are seeking more information on the MDS.

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IASC Misconduct Disclourse Scheme

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