Capacity building

Our child safeguarding experts are professionals, strategically located in different parts of the world. They not only understand the country-specific legal and social contexts of child safeguarding, but also support organisations in their own language.

Expert child safeguarding advice and support

Together, our experts have worked in nearly every country in the world, supporting all types of organisations: governmental, civil society and non-profit. No organisation is too large or small to uphold their child safeguarding responsibilities.

Recognising that it is everyone’s responsibility to protect children from harm, our capacity building programme helps organisations to systematically integrate child safeguarding into their ways of working. As a result, we support organisations at every stage of the process: from developing a child safeguarding policy, to identifying appropriate systems and processes, and monitoring and evaluating their implementation. All of our work is firmly anchored in our International Child Safeguarding Standards, which focus on policy, people, procedures and accountability.

An increasing number of major donors, such as the European Commission, USAID (pdf) and the Oak Foundation, are using KCS  safeguarding standards as a benchmark for making sure that their partners and grantees do no harm to children in their programmes and activities.

Helping you to keep children safe

We support organisations faced with a wide range of child safeguarding challenges and don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead we adapt the way that we work to suit different organisational needs and consistently seek new and innovative ways to enable organisations to adjust and strengthen their approaches. This might during rapid onset emergencies, within international sports events, or when an organisation offers child sponsorship, for example:

  • We deliver a targeted consultation on the challenges facing your organisation, saving you time and money to work out effective solutions
  • We match you with the right expert to help you solve  your problem. Every consultant on our team is an authority in their field and brings exceptional depth and breadth of knowledge and experience
  • We offer follow-up support through mentoring and coaching, utilising experts from KCS’s global membership

We are here to help

For more information on how we can support you develop your child safeguarding policies, and deliver tailor-made capacity building workshops, do get in touch with our team today.

 

 

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