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.

Handbook of International Centers for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Harassment

This document has resources for individuals that are affected by sexual violence while living abroad. It has a directory of resources in different countries. Please note that it is from 2010 and may be out of date.

Members Only

Thrive Worldwide: Supporting Staff After a Critical Incident

This document from Thrive Worldwide gives organizations some considerations for supporting staff after a critical incident.

Members Only

Peace Corps Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response FAQ

This document from Peace Corps intended to help Peace Corps staff implement MS 243 and other policy and procedures related to the agency’s sexual assault program. The FAQ represents the advice and interpretation of the various offices at headquarters that oversee implementation of MS 243. The FAQ are guidelines rather than policy. This document will be useful for organizations looking for a comprehensive example of a resource guide for employees in relation to SEAH.

*Please note that this document may not be up to date.

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Duty of Care: Protection of Humanitarian Aid Workers from Sexual Violence

This document from Duty of Care International provides some safeguarding guidance on performing reference checks.

Members Only

International Medical Corps and Concern Worldwide Safeguarding Focal Point Training

This document from IMC and Concern is a safeguarding focal point training package. The package includes a facilitation guide, a participant resource handbook, and powerpoints for four modules: awareness, prevention, reporting, and responding. This document will be useful for organizations looking to deliver a training to safeguarding focal points.

This zip file contains the following documents as part of IMC and Concern's Safeguarding Focal Point Training:
1) Facilitation Guide
2) Participant Resource Handbook
3) Four sets of PowerPoint slide presentations (one for each module)

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MCC PSEA/Child Safeguarding Training: Facilitator's Guide Latin America & Caribbean Area

MCC Facilitator Guide Latin America & Caribbean Area

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Harmonized Implementation Tool: UN Implementing Partner PSEA Capacity Assessment

This document from the IASC serves as a reference tool in connection with the UN system wide response to sexual expoitation and abuse (SEA) when working with implementing partners. This document will be useful as a self-assessment tool for organizations operating within the UN sector.

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Heartland Alliance SCALE Up Presentation: Colombia and Iraq

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Trickle Up: Low and No-Cost Safeguarding Measures for Small Non-Profits: A Manual

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Deployment Package for PSEA Coordinators

This tool provides guidance to PSEA Coordinators tasked with supporting an inter-agency PSEA Program in country under Resident and/or Humanitarian Coordinators. While targeted to Coordinators who are dedicated full time to this role, the tool can be used by anyone who is coordinating PSEA work in country, e.g. PSEA Network co-chairs or PSEA Focal Points.

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