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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the protection of vulnerable people from harm, whether malicious or unintended, by believing and responding to concerns through a systematic approach.

Working directly with youth-centred organisations in complex settings, it is vital that we and our partners have a clear understanding of and commitment to international safeguarding standards, and how they can be applied to and shaped by local practices. We needed to be confident that our work was not putting the children and young people that we work with at further risk. At the same time, research staff need to be equipped with the skills and support to remain safe, and be confident that they are contributing to a social good.

Diligence around safeguarding depends on the expertise and experience of those ‘on the ground’ in each project region. This included the appointment of Regional Safeguarding Leads for each of the five global regions in which Changing the Story operates was operating.

A core resource pack and toolkit was produced to contribute to a knowledge base around young people’s wellbeing, experiences of abuse or neglect, and the risks and opportunities associated with involvement in international development and research programmes. Each project team then supplemented this with its own context-specific safeguarding agenda and policy, as well as workshop materials (including child-friendly versions) in a language and using terminology that is familiar to the intended audience.

Changing the Story produced a series of short videos that address various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The intention is to provide you with food for thought, and to help your project team reflect on safeguarding policies and procedures that are appropriate in your context.


Using the resource archive

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LGBTQIA+ and SafeguardingChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-lgbt
Building Safeguarding into Project DesignChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. In this video you will hear Dr Jessica Mitchell …Dr Jessica Mitchell, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-policy
Safeguarding issues arising from conducting researchChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-lgbt subject-policy
SafeguardingSafeguarding Project Development Officer, Tony Cegielka and Safeguarding Regional Leads Linda Hoxha, Helene Rousseau, Astrid Cañas, Chaste Uwihoreye and Rajib Timalsina discuss their roles on the CTS Safeguarding project..Astrid Cañas, Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr Linda Hoxha, Dr Rajib Timalsina, Helene Rousseau, Tony Cegielka, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-policy
Culturally appropropriate SafeguardingChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …Tony Cegielka, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-policy
Participatory Research and SafeguardingChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-participatory-arts subject-policy
Safeguarding the Mental Health and Wellbeing of ResearchersChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. In this video, Changing the Story colleagues discuss the …Tony Cegielka, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-policy
Building TrustChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …Diona Ahmetaj, Dorentina Podrimqaku, Genta Limani, , kosovo safeguarding locationfilm language-english
Working in Partnership to safeguard everyone on ‘Changing the Story’ projectsBlog (2020/04/20) Working in Partnership to safeguard everyone on ‘Changing the Story’ projectsTony Cegielka, safeguardingblog language-english
Safeguarding, the story so farSafeguarding means protecting vulnerable people from harm, whether malicious or unintended, by believing and responding to concerns through a systematic approach. In 2019-20, we’re developing a project to generate discussion …Tony Cegielka, , , colombia safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-16-institutions
Changing the Story early career researcher project development workshopBlog (2019/01/15) Changing the Story early career researcher project development workshopDr Katie Hodgkinson, , , event safeguardingblog language-english subject-reflections
Call for input into CTS Safeguarding ProjectWe need you! If you want to express your feelings about safety, who has authority in your life and how you feel about it? If you have an idea about …, safeguardingfilm language-english
Mental Health ExpertiseChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. In this video Changing the Story colleagues Linda Hoxha …Dr Linda Hoxha, Tony Cegielka, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-wellbeing
Safeguarding during a PandemicChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. • How do we make online spaces safe without …, , , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-covid19 subject-policy
SignpostingChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, safeguardingfilm language-english
Introduction to SafeguardingChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos to address various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. Its aim is to provide you with food for thought, …Kabi Adhikari, , , , nepal safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
Establishing Safeguarding Structures in a New ProjectChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. In this video you'll hear Changing the Story Regional …, safeguardingfilm language-english
A reflection on the ‘understanding of safeguarding’ regional safeguarding webinarBlog (2020/06/01) A reflection on the ‘understanding of safeguarding’ regional safeguarding webinarSusan Kathaya, , , , , event safeguarding changemakersblog language-english subject-covid19 subject-policy
Confidentiality and Reporting StructuresChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, safeguardingfilm language-english
Time-bound Projects and InclusionPrincipal Investigator Aylwyn Walsh discusses the challenge of addressing issues around safeguarding and inclusion in time-bound projects. · Can we influence adverse conditions in the home or community for our …Dr Aylwyn Walsh, safeguardingfilm language-english
Co-developing Indicators of SuccessChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, safeguardingfilm language-english
Introducing Safeguarding to ChildrenChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , , , kosovo safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education
Going Digital A Changing the Story Position on online arts and humanities researchBlog (2020/03/31) Going Digital A Changing the Story Position on online arts and humanities researchLauren Wray, , , safeguardingblog language-english subject-participatory-arts subject-policy
Decolonising KnowledgeChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , , , safeguarding zimbabwe locationfilm language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-4-education
Inclusion: DisabilityChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , , , , , , nepal rwanda safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-disability
The Critical Role of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Building Food and Agricultural ResilienceInfrastructural, high-tech, and top-down agricultural investments to address immediate food and health security needs often overshadows developing resilient food and agricultural systems, particularly in the context of climate change. This …Kabi Adhikari, PRAXIS, , , , , , ecuador safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-13-climate sdg-2-hunger sdg-3-health-and-well-being

Regional Safeguarding Leads

Chaste Uwihoreye

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Lead

Helene Rousseau

South Africa Regional Lead

Astrid Cortés

Latin America Regional Lead

Linda Hoxha

Europe Regional Lead

Rajib Timalsina

Asia Regional Lead