Webinar: Child Safeguarding in Research Projects


Webinar: Child Safeguarding in Research Projects

Date: July 31, 2017

Time: 12 - 1pm  BST

Keeping Children Safe full member, Warchild Holland, will share experiences based on a case study of their 'Can’t Wait to Learn' innovative education programme. The presenters from War Child Holland will share how child safeguarding measures can be applied within a research setting.

Learning points from the webinar include: 

  • Child safeguarding elements to consider when doing research.
  • Challenges and mitigation strategies to ensure children are safe during research projects.
  • Lessons learned from the innovative education programme: Can’t Wait to Learn https://www.warchildholland.org/cant-wait-to-learn

About the presenters:  

Felicity Brown – Senior Researcher – Research and Development Department (R&D) – War Child Holland

A researcher and clinical psychologist with a background in developing and evaluating interventions for children and families affected by armed conflict, poverty, and other adversities. As Senior Researcher in R&D, Felicity assists with intervention development, research design, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of findings. She also works across the range of War Child core interventions with a focus on psychosocial support and mental health. 

Frederik Steen – Junior Researcher/Data Manager – Research and Development Department (R&D) – War Child Holland

Frederik is responsible for the Data Management for all R&D projects, to make sure the data they gather is organised, accurate and comparable, which will lead to more effectiveness for the interventions. He is also involved in two specific Research Trajectories, one is the development of a tool and scoring system to measure competence in frontline workers in their day to day practice, and the other is the testing and evaluation of an intervention to help young people aged approximately 10 to 15 years who are impaired by prolonged distress (e.g. by depression, anxiety, grief, and stress).

Rinske Ellermeijer – Senior Child Protection Advisor - Research and Development Department (R&D) – War Child Holland

A social and cultural anthropologist with professional training in child protection in emergencies. Within the organization Rinske is responsible for the child protection global strategy. In the research and development department she focuses on the development and rigorous evaluation of core interventions in child protection. In addition, she is the global child safeguarding focal point for the organization and represent War Child Holland in the Keeping Children Safe network.

How to join:

If you are a member of Keeping Children safe, please email our Child Safeguarding Network Manager, Maryam Ehsani at maryam.ehsani@keepingchildrensafe.org.uk , to receive a registration form. Furthermore, if you are not a member you can still contact Maryam Ehsani, to give you an overview of the membership process and the benefits you will gain.