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Welcome to the Keeping Children Safe resource library. This library contains documents and publications collated by Keeping Children Safe on issues of child safeguarding. All resources are free to download or read online. If you would like a hard copy of the publication this can be purchased via the online shop.

International Safeguards for Children in Sport

These Safeguards aim to outline the things that should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people.

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and

Management of Child Safeguarding Allegations

It is essential that managers with designated responsibility for overseeing investigations have a consistent approach to setting up and managing the response to any child safeguarding allegation. 

Presentation: Keeping Children Safe standards

This is a PowerPoint presentation of the Keeping Children Safe standards. It will be useful for any training on child safeguarding.

Understanding Child Safeguarding: A facilitator's guide

A guide to help you plan and facilitate workshops for staff and associates who have little understanding of what is meant by 'child abuse' and what their responsbilities are to safeguard children. 

Keeping Children Safe Online: A guide for organisations

The guide has been developed for international NGOs who want to use social media safely with children and young people.

Developing a Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures: A facilitator's guide

A guide on facilitating workshops with staff and associates to develop child safeguarding policy and procedures.

Child Safeguarding Standards and how to implement them

This guide outlines the four core Keeping Children Safe standards. It is designed to assist organisations to meet their responsibilities for safeguarding children.

AusAID Management Response- Independent Child Protection Policy Review 2011

In 2008, AusAID implemented a child protection policy. The Policy requires a review every three years. This report is AusAid's response to that report.

CAFOD Child Protection Policy, 2015

CAFOD's Child Protection Policy outlines the commitment to create a safe environment for children and young people.

EveryChild Child Protection Policy and Procedures

EveryChild's child protection policy is concerned with the specific incidents of maltreatment against a child who is in contact with an EveryChild representative.


Terre des Hommes Child Safeguarding Policy

The Child Safeguarding Policy and its procedures apply to all operations and activities conducted by, or on behalf of, the Terre des Hommes - child relief - Foundation in both its work in Switzerla

Consortium for Street Children - Child Protection Policy

A Child Protection Policy approved by CSC is a requirement for CSC membership. Organisations applying for membership are allowed one year in which to meet this requirement.

The role of safeguarding in child protection systems - is your house in order?

A paper produced by Keeping Children Safe for the IPSCAN conference in 2012. It defines the term safeguarding and outlines the importance to include safeguarding in work on child protection. 

From Camp to Community: Liberia study on exploitation of children

This Save the Children UK stud

To Complain or Not Complain: Still the questions

The results of consultations with humanitarian aid beneficiaries on their perceptions of efforts to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.

Change starts with us, talk to us!

Beneficiary perceptions regarding the effectiveness of measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian aid workers: a HAP commissioned study. This research, conducted in Haiti, Kenya

Sexual Violence and Exploitation: The Experience of Refugee Children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

This report looks at the nature and extent of sexual violence and exploitation of refugee children and other children in the countries of the Mano River Sub-region in West Africa. This publication sug

No One to Turn To: The under-reporting of child sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers and peacekeepers

This report examines the chronic under-reporting of abuse committed by aid workers and peacekeepers, looks at why it persists and proposes new solutions to tackle it.  Children living in countries aff

Child safeguarding guidance for journalists and filmmakers

Child Safeguarding advice for journalists, filmmakers or photographers to support you to work with children in a safe and professional way.

Child safeguarding and HIV - a pocket guide

The pocket guide was written for a Keeping Children Safe/AIDSTAR-One  workshop at the XIX International AIDS Conference, 2012.

Case Management Training Guidance for child protection networks in Nigeria

This is a series of case management resources for child protection networks in Nigeria. Case management is a structured approach to child protection, providing a process of response for protecting chi

Girl Hub resource

The Girl Safety Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to designing safe programmes specifically for adolescent girls.

The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

These standards strive to strengthen coordination, improve the quality of protection programs, increase accountability and enable better communication on issues involving child protection in humanitar

Code of Good Practice in the management and support of aid personnel

The Code of Good Practice is an internationally recognised management tool that helps humanitarian aid and development agencies enhance the quality of their human resources management.

The 2010 HAP Standard in Accountability and Quality Management

Children's Rights and Business Principles

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles provide a comprehensive framework for understanding and addressing the impact of business on the rights and well-being of children.