This handbook is intended for CS consultants, advisors and facilitators and for those who are interested in providing assistance at different levels to partner organisations, institutions, and informal groups on developing and implementing safeguarding policies. The Compendium provides information in order to support NGOs on developing and implementing safeguarding policies.
The Compendium is divided into two parts: the first focuses on background information concerning child safeguarding in general, while the second part is more practice based and includes hands-on advice and case studies.
Regarding the fact that there is no standardised training or unified curriculum for professionals dealing with child safeguarding and providing support to safeguarding development, the Compendium contains references to a wide range of information beyond this handbook. Checking these sources therefore is highly recommended e The second part of the Compendium is intended to help those working in the field with partner organisations to have a well-designed and successfully implemented safeguarding policy. The content of these chapters focuses on the different ways and levels of assistance (consultancy, advisory, coaching) as well as identifying which is the best way in a particular situation according
to the circumstances and the general characteristics of the partner organisation.
The concept of safeguarding children is explored in this handbook as ‘everybody’s business’ with detailed analysis providing potential insight into a broader scope and style of child protection. The structure of the Compendium reflects this holistic point of view.
This publication and “Stronger to Protect” project was implemented in cooperation between the ECPAT International and ECPAT Austria and financially supported by the PORTICUS Foundation and ECPAT International.
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