Safeguarding is a high priority among UK funders following allegations of misconduct in the aid sector. Our work demonstrates a strong commitment by research funders to play a leadership role in setting a clear tone and high expectations around safeguarding in international development research, and to ensure harmonisation of safeguarding practices across the sector.
Our work on Safeguarding
Safeguarding Expert Advisory Group
The Safeguarding Expert Advisory Group supports UKCDR’s work with international development research funders, universities, research institutes and other organisations which conduct development research to raise safeguarding standards across the sector, and promote cultural and institutional change. The group comprises individuals from academia and the NGO and private sectors.
Tender for supplier to conduct wide-reaching and inclusive consultations with stakeholders on a draft set of principles and best practice guidance on safeguarding in the international development research context.
This UKCDR commissioned briefing paper presents draft principles and best practice guidance drawn from the findings of an evidence review, looking at safeguarding in international development research.
This UKCDR commissioned evidence review aims to characterise the nature of safeguarding issues and challenges that may arise in the specific context of international development research, identify existing guidance, and review its implementation.
On the day of an international Safeguarding Summit hosted by the UK International Development Secretary, UKCDR is pleased to publish a joint statement by the DFID, BEIS, DHSC, UKRI and the global charitable foundation, Wellcome, committing to support the development of the highest standards in organisational culture, systems and practice required to prevent and tackle all incidents of harm and abuse.