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.
This webinar, targeted at the international development research community, aims to raise awareness of the new guidance increase understanding of the definition of safeguarding in the context of international development research and highlight how the research community can use it.
International Development Research Funders Publish Guidance to Anticipate, Mitigate and Address Harm in Research
International development research funders share UKCDR’s best practice guidance and principles to prevent and tackle harm and abuse across research for international development in general as well as in emergency situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Set of principles and best practice guidance on safeguarding to anticipate, mitigate and address potential and actual harms in the funding, design, delivery and dissemination of international development research.
This ‘companion piece’ to 'UKCDR's Guidance on Safeguarding in International Development Research' underlines the ongoing importance of safeguarding in research in the context of COVID-19, highlighting specific issues to consider during the current crisis and signpost additional useful resources.
UKCDR commissioned a team led by the University of Liverpool (UoL) in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) to conduct a consultation with researchers and research partners, including those in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), on their understanding and application of safeguarding concepts and principles.
One year ago today, five UK research funders – The Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the...
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.