The RSH is developing a series of five online training modules called Safeguarding Matters. The modules use scenario-based learning to tell the story of a fictitious civil society organisation called Family Health Frontiers (FHF). Over the five modules, learners join the FHF team as they seek to become a safer organisation and navigate safeguarding challenges.
Each module will be accompanied by safeguarding notifications which will provide additional learning prompts for up to two months after the module has been completed.
These modules are aimed at non-safeguarding specialists in civil society organisations (CSOs) who want a flexible approach to learning, to learn key facts about safeguarding, gain knowledge, do activities and achieve an RSH certificate. Safeguarding specialists will also benefit from technical information, links to helpful resources and ability to engage with the safeguarding challenges facing CSOs. All those working across the development and humanitarian sectors will find these modules useful.
The first two modules are available now in English. The remaining modules and RSH safeguarding notifications will become available in Amharic, Swahili, Arabic, Hausa and French throughout 2021.
Intro for Module 1
Safeguarding Matters Module 1: Getting started
This is the first module of a five-part e-learning series on safeguarding. The series introduces key safeguarding concepts through the story of FHF - a national civil society organisation dealing with real safeguarding issues.
Your role is to engage with members of the FHF team as it works to ensure safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment is included as an essential part of a new programme.
This module will help you:
- Define safeguarding terms;
- Understand safeguarding responsibilities within an organisation;
- Recognise the importance of workplace behaviours in safeguarding.
Study time: 30 minutes.
Intro for Module 2
Safeguarding Matters Module 2: Getting started with partners
In Module 2, learners continue to accompany FHF, as they submit a funding proposal for a new programme, complete a safeguarding due diligence assessment and identify programme partners. Safeguarding across the programme management cycle and safeguarding risks are also explored.
This module will help you:
- Understand the importance of safeguarding due diligence for organisations and partners;
- Identify key safeguarding activities within the programme cycle for safe programming; and
- Recognise the need for strong leadership and organisational culture in moving towards safe practices.
Study time: 1 hour.
As you complete the modules, you can share your reflections, questions and comments about what you learned with your peers on our Online Communities discussion forum.