Putting safeguarding into practice in your own organisation can be daunting and it is hard to know where to start. In this section, we have gathered a selection of resources, templates, tools, training courses, videos and references particularly with small and medium organisations in mind. Safeguarding Overview Definition: VERB: (seɪfˌɡɑːd) “Promoting the safety and welfareContinue reading “Safeguarding Support Package”
Access practical tools, resources and training to help you in your own organisation 1. Safeguarding Leads/Focal Points Many organisations designate the responsibility for aspects of safeguarding in their organisation. This is very helpful for ensuring that there is focused attention on safeguarding. However, this role can vary considerably depending on the size, staffing and typeContinue reading “Safeguarding in Practice”
Find safeguarding experts and connect with others working in the sector Safeguarding Specialists Scotland’s International Development Alliance (SIDA) offers safeguarding support and services to members through its Effectiveness and Learning programme of training, Safeguarding Working Group, resources and mentoring support. However, there may be a need for tailored support in terms of training sessions/awareness raising sessions, developing a safeguarding policy orContinue reading “Safeguarding: Tailored Support and Networks”
Scotland’s International Development Alliance is part of a large international movement to transform safeguarding standards in the sector, and collaborating with others is key to ensuring we set our standards high, that we are consistent and that we hold each other to account. Read the International Development Committee’s report on Progress on tackling the sexual exploitationContinue reading “Safeguarding: UK Context and Beyond”
The following are key aspects regarding safeguarding in international development and humanitarian aid that are specific to organisations with a base in Scotland. Scottish Government’s International Development Programme “The Scottish Government expects the highest moral and ethical standards from those we fund to provide services to those people and communities who look to our supportContinue reading “Safeguarding: The Scottish Context”
The topic of safeguarding is broad and can be daunting. SIDA’s definition and approach to safeguarding is explained in these short extracts from one of our webinars explaining what safeguarding means (1min 30) and the key dimensions and principles of safeguarding (7 mins). Definitions There are various definitions of the term ‘safeguarding’ particularly how it is applied in internationalContinue reading “Understanding Safeguarding”
Safeguarding has come under increased attention and scrutiny since early 2018, when reports of abuses and failure to act correctly in development and humanitarian work sparked intense media attention.
It is essential to have an understanding of safeguarding basics – what safeguarding means, and how this works in organisations. The following resources are useful for all people acting on behalf of your organisation to ensure that you all have a shared understanding and are clear about expectations. Our Top Three Recommendations Videos The followingContinue reading “Training and Safeguarding Basics”
Nominations are invited for two new members of the Board of Trustees of Scotland’s International Development Alliance (SIDA).
Below you’ll find our archive of written policy work, including consultation responses and briefings.
The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on proposals for a Human Rights Bill for Scotland.
The four day week is an alternative work arrangement that reduces the number of working days from five to four while maintaining the same productivity, goals, and salary.
Safely donated medical equipment can be an important part of healthcare around the world, but did you know 70% of donated medical equipment never gets put to its intended use! This resource has been created by the team at the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit, in partnership with Kids Operating Room and with input fromContinue reading “10 Steps to Safe Medical Equipment Donations”
Guidance for anyone interested in responding to the members bill consultation on a Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill for Scotland. Scotland’s International Development Alliance is delighted to welcome Sarah Boyack MSPs members bill consultation on a Wellbeing And Sustainable Development Bill for Scotland. The Bill is an opportunity for Scotland to demonstrate joined-up policymaking, linkingContinue reading “Responding to the Wellbeing and Sustainable Development (Scotland) Bill consultation”
If you want to take action to help those affected by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, here’s some advice about how best to do so: You can find out more about how to help on the Scottish Government’s Ready Scotland website: Humanitarian support | Ready Scotland
The National Performance Framework (NPF) is a framework for Scotland to enable decision-making to support national wellbeing. The Framework measures progress against National Outcomes, using a range of economic, social and environmental indicators. The NPF has the potential to be a world leading approach to how we measure collective progress and, alongside the National Outcomes,Continue reading “Measuring Scotland’s Global Impact in the National Performance Framework”
Following the review of its approach to international development in 2020/21, announced by then Minister in March 2021, the Scottish Government International Development Team has been working through a dual approach: During mid-summer 2022, the SG International Development team ran a series of focus groups to co-design with smaller NGOs in Scotland and CSOs inContinue reading “Scottish Government International Development New Programming for 2023+”
Developing Skills for Women Leadership in Climate Action | Online Course Women4Climate is pleased to announce the launch of Developing Skills for Women Leadership in Climate Action, a 4-week online course. This online course aims to empower and inspire women and girls to strengthen their leadership skills in order to deliver green climate initiatives rootedContinue reading “Online Course: Developing Skills for Women Leadership in Climate Action”