Safeguarding International

“Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

Safeguarding policy and procedures have implications for all organisations working internationally.  An external safeguarding audit can help determine how well your policy and procedures are understood and implemented by your staff, consultants, volunteers and partner organisations.

Our audit services are based on a set of recognised international safeguarding standards, designed to deliver high-quality analysis to global organisations. Through our extensive knowledge and experience we have developed sector-specific audit procedures which we tailor to meet your individual needs. As a result, your audit will be unique to your sector, to reflect the child & adult safeguarding risks you face.

The audit process involves a review of your organisations safeguarding documentation as well as site visits to your offices and field locations. Our assessors will report on the strengths and weaknesses of your safeguarding measures and recommend alterations or improvements to your child safeguarding measures as required.

The Standards are based on the following set of principles:

All individuals have equal rights to protection from harm

Everybody has a responsibility to support the protection of children/individual at risk

Organisations have a duty of care to those with whom they work, are in contact with, or who are affected by their work and operations

If organisations work with partners they have a responsibility to help partners meet the minimum requirements on protection

All actions on safeguarding are taken in the best interests of the individual at risk, which are paramount.

To arrange for an audit of your organisations safeguarding arrangements please get in touch with Jean Thompson