Dóchas Safeguarding Sessions: Beyond Compliance to Implementation

The Dóchas Safeguarding Working Group hosted a four part-series of online learning conversations, which will took place between the 1 - 24 November.

01 Nov 2022

The Dóchas Safeguarding working group facilitated a four-part series of online learning conversations which explored questions such as: ‘What is needed to lead a culture of safeguarding in the Irish humanitarian and development sector?’ and ‘How can we move beyond compliance to implementation?’. 

These sessions (which have already taken place) were open to anyone (including non-Dóchas members) in the international non-governmental organisation humanitarian and development sector, based in Ireland or overseas, who have an existing background in safeguarding or are interested in learning more about how their organisations and partners can deliver the highest standards in safeguarding. 

You can watch back the recordings here

Session 1: Integrating Safeguarding throughout the organisation: 11 am - 1 pm, Tuesday 1 November 

Margaret Rooney, Trócaire: Importance of good governance: This session will cover topics such as the role of the Board, and senior management with regards to safeguarding; as well as systems for oversight and response to organisational safeguarding requirements. 

Mandy Yamanis, GOAL: ‘Why Safeguarding in the Supply Chain?’: This session will begin with an introduction to why safeguarding matters in the supply chain. an overview will also be provided of integrating safeguarding in procedures, GOAL's supplier code of conduct and their learnings on safeguarding in the supply chain. 

Sara Barnes, Concern: “Let the right ones in…”: Safe hiring practices are an integral part of safeguarding and the session will discuss some practical measures to consider.

Find out more about the Hosts of Session 1

Session 2: Working in Partnership: A local approach to Strengthening Safeguarding Systems: 11 am - 1 pm, Thursday 3 November 

Margaret Rooney, Trócaire: Margaret will be joined by colleagues & partners to share Trócaire's learning review paper including experiences from Zimbabwe. They will share their experience on working together to ensure that safeguarding policies and systems work for specific context, programme type and partner structures. Topics that will be covered include: 

Find out more about the Host of Session 2

Session 3: What does Safeguarding Training mean to you and your organisation? 11 am - 12.30 pm, Thursday 10 November

Aileen McNulty, World Vision Ireland; and Chris O'Connell, Comhlámh

This interactive conversation will focus on the issue of training for Safeguarding within the humanitarian, development and international volunteering sectors. The session will seek to prompt discussion, peer learning and the sharing of good practices, with a focus on topics like:

 Find out more about the Hosts of Session 3


Session 4: Caring for Survivors: A Principled Approach to Safeguarding: 11 am - 1 pm, Thursday 24 November

Valerie Philpott, Misean Cara: This session will explore key concepts of the survivor centred approach, strengthening organisational culture and reporting and incorporating a survivor centred approach to case management.

Find out more about the Host of Session 4




What would like to talk about: