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Safeguarding in the age of scrutiny

Many major global donors are issuing safeguarding and PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) guidance and many organisations are struggling to understand how to meet those requirements. Our members are well versed in the international safeguarding and PSEA frameworks.


The time is right for southern-led safeguarding consultancies, that are rooted in cultural relevance and practical experience, to take the lead on safeguarding and PSEA. Local NGOs have frequently been seen as deliverers of an agenda set by the northern organisations: be they international NGOs, philanthropic organisations, donors or corporate sustainability teams. There can be a heavy focus on using monitoring approaches drawn from financial audit frameworks, which rely on paper-based analysis. Policies are important, but observing programme activities and talking to the people involved can give a much richer understanding of how safe things are and how they need to change.

Global expertise, locally applied

In 2018, seven partners from Kenya, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia and UK established the South2South Network. ChildHope UK helped set up the South2South Network and has supported the South2South Network to since become independent and expand its membership across Africa and Asia. South2South Network offers training and consultancy to NGOs, government bodies and businesses in their regions. Together, our organisational members and their consultants offer decades of practical experience on the issue of child protection, safeguarding and PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) with experience ranging from training frontline staff in small, local NGOs to providing support to government institutions and being an expert voice at international conferences on safeguarding.


The rich diversity of our experience and geographical location enables us to support and develop each other as well as advise others, making our collective knowledge much greater than the sum of its parts. Our unique model enables us to provide global insight at a local level, with guidance rooted in practical application rather than boardroom theory.


ChildHope UK helped set up the South2South Network with start-up finding from Comic Relief and has since supported the South2South Network to become independent and expand its membership to include more consultants across Africa and Asia.

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