The DFID self-assessment tool

Does your organisation work with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) or is looking to apply for funding?

DFID now expects and requires every organisation they work with to have adequate safeguarding measures in place. Working with Keeping Children Safe and others, DFID developed a set of standards and criteria to which their grantees must now comply. These Standards are focused on Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) and look at how your organisation works to ensure measures are in place to prevent harm and abuse.

Keeping Children Safe has developed this self-assessment tool to aid your organisation in conducting an initial self-assessment against the DFID Standards. The tool consists of the thirty-two DFID enhanced due diligence safeguarding criteria and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

The results of this self-assessment are for information purposes only and do not provide assurance that the standards are met.

Keeping children safe

If your organisation works with or comes into contact with children, it is vital to ensure that these children are kept at the centre of all your safeguarding measures. To ensure that your organisation keeps children safe, do complete the KCS child safeguarding self-assessment, which covers additional, specifically child safeguarding related areas not included in the DFID assessment tool.

If you would like to discuss the results of your self-assessment, then do get in touch with the KCS Team who will be more than happy to help.

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