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.
Smaller organisations, where a wider range of staff and/or volunteers may lead on safeguarding, are encouraged to start with Awareness-raising as this will engage everyone involved in the process.
This section focuses on the role of leaders in raising awareness of safeguarding within their organisation (around 3 hours).
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 2 hours).
This section helps leaders understand how standards and context-specific safeguarding measures lead to safer programming (2-3 hours).
This section focuses on how leaders can ensure a survivor-centred approach (2-3 hours).
This section focuses on how leaders can actively champion and model safer recruitment processes (around 3 hours).