The tool is broken down into 6 sections, each focussing on different aspects of a positive safeguarding culture, including: accountability; policies and processes; do no harm/safer programming; survivor-centred approach; awareness raising; and safer recruitment and HR processes.
Each section can be completed separately. You can download a tailored action plan after completing discussions and recording priority actions for each section.
Larger organisations are encouraged to start with Accountability, particularly if the leadership team is completing the tool, as this section is particularly directed at leaders taking responsibility for safeguarding and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH). This is the longest section and it will provide foundations for all other, shorter sections
This section helps leaders understand the impact of their own power over others, and how they can proactively encourage feedback and learning (at least 4 hours).
This section helps leaders understand how to ensure that their organisation’s policies function to prevent and respond to safeguarding-related issues (around 3 hours).
This section helps leaders understand how standards and context-specific safeguarding measures lead to safer programming (around 3 hours).
This section focuses on how leaders can ensure a survivor-centred approach (around 3 hours).
This section focuses on the role of leaders in raising awareness of safeguarding within their organisation (around 3 hours).
This section focuses on how leaders can actively champion and model safer recruitment practices (around 3 hours).