USAID’s Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP), Child Safeguarding policies, and related requirements exemplify our commitment to safeguarding. Taken together and applied effectively, these frameworks can strengthen safeguarding and protections across our programs for vulnerable populations.
The Partner Toolkit provides additional guidance and tools to our implementing partners around specific safeguarding issues. The Toolkit does not supplant USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) requirements or the terms and conditions in implementing partner contracts and grants. Implementing partners should make sure to regularly consult their safeguarding-specific award requirements to ensure compliance.
The Partner Toolkit is composed of three sections, each devoted to a specific safeguarding area: (1) PSEA, (2) Child Safeguarding, and (3) C-TIP. In addition to USAID-specific guidance, the Partner Toolkit includes references to external safeguarding resources that may be of assistance to our implementing partners as they seek to implement effective safeguarding regimes.
The Partner Toolkit is intended to be a living tool, which will be updated periodically in response to conversations with our implementing partners and the broader international community, in line with best practices around collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA). Please contact email@example.com with questions, comments, or suggestions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Prevention
Interaction: No Excuse for Abuse Video on IASC Six Core Principles (available in multiple languages)
USAID SEA and Sexual Harassment Standard Provision (Cost-Type Agreements): Public International Organizations
Section 2: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Response
CHS Alliance: Guidelines for Investigations
Section 3: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Coordination
OECD-Development Assistance Committee Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance: Key Pillars of Prevention and Response
Section 4: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Best Practices and Learning
CHS Alliance: PSEA Implementation Quick Reference Handbook
Translators Without Borders: Six Core SEA Principles Translations