Keeping Children Safe new course - Child safeguarding in emergencies


Keeping Children Safe new course - Child safeguarding in emergencies

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Keeping Children Safe will be running a three day course on safeguarding children in emergencies from 28 – 30 March in London, UK.

The course aims to support agencies at international, national and local levels to ensure that appropriate child safeguarding measures are developed and implemented as part of every emergency response. Working with children, and especially vulnerable children living in high-risk situations, means that inevitably staff and associates will at some stage be confronted by child safeguarding concerns. These will often be external to the organisation, but it must be acknowledged that children may sometimes be at  risk or be harmed by adults employed by or associated with agencies. 

There is a need to develop a common understanding of child safeguarding measures, develop good practice across complex areas and thereby increase accountability.  There are simple policies and procedures which, if put in place, will significantly strengthen the safeguarding of children.

The course will make use of a newly-produced, concise training tool designed for use in time constricted environments, easily adaptable for varied disasters both man-made and natural, and that provides ‘need to know’ essentials for addressing child safeguarding issues during emergencies. 

The course is aimed at: all staff at the head-quarters who are involved in the management, recruitment and/or communication coverage of emergency responses; all field staff / local partners & actors involved directly or indirectly in the implementation of emergency responses; all staff or contactors likely to be deployed during emergencies (incl. Rosters members, external staff recruited in support of the operations (consultants, researchers, etc.) as well as board members & trustees); staff and representatives of partner agencies or any other individuals, groups and organisations who have a formal/contractual relationship with your office requiring them to take an active role in the emergency response.

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