Background
The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is funding the creation of a Resource and Support Hub (RSH) to support organisations who deliver international aid to strengthen their safeguarding against and prevent sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment (PSEAH). It should be operational by the end of 2019. The RSH is intended to focus on small to medium-sized developing country organisations with limited in-house resources and knowledge, and those operating in high risk environments, who are least able to pay for this support themselves.

We expect the RSH to cover three interlinked work areas:

1.      Providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for guidance and training by keeping fully up to speed on the breadth of expertise and resource on safeguarding against SEAH across the aid sector; facilitating collaboration between organisations via a ‘marketplace’ function; 

2.      Facilitating access to quality assured support services, including referral to pools of specialists, including investigators who can support organisations struggling to deal with an investigation, counsellors for survivors of incidents, and legal expertise;

3.      Building evidence and facilitating innovation on what works by funding and championing research evaluating SEAH safeguarding approaches, as well as best practice on engaging with survivors to determine their needs and priorities; and driving and testing innovations. 

 

This survey has been designed to gather views on the use and effectiveness of safeguarding measures and expertise to prevent SEAH by a range of organisations working within the aid and development sector, and will inform the RSH business case. Please note that all data will be anonymised in the report, and do not provide any personal data, for example that might include details of specific incidents identifying people.

Thank you for agreeing to answer this 10 minute survey. Please respond to Gwilym-jones@dfid.gov.uk by 27th January 2019.  The survey is primarily intended to be completed by representatives of the type of organisations which the RSH plans to support. Other organisations who work with those organisations or have knowledge of the issues are also welcome to contribute.

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* 1. Organisation name? (Optional)

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* 2. Where is your organisation primarily based?

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* 3. What are the main areas your organisation works in?

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* 4. What type is your organisation?

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* 5. Do you/the organisations you work with who could most benefit from the Hub use external guidance and support on safeguarding to PSEAH?

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* 6. If yes, what kind of external services are accessed?

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* 7. What are the key weaknesses or gaps in the external support currently available to small and medium-sized development organisations in developing countries on safeguarding?

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* 8. What are the barriers to such organisations using external support and advice on safeguarding? Please tick up to two.  

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* 9. What services could the Resource and Support Hub most usefully deliver? Feel free to rank High [H] Medium [M] or Low [L]) and provide any additional comments.

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* 10. Which of these channels for accessing services would be useful? Feel free to rank High [H] Medium [M] or Low [L] and provide any additional comments.

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* 11. Are there any specific groups of vulnerable people who your organisation works with or whose needs you think the Resource and Support Hub should pay particular attention to?

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* 12. What kinds of services would organisations working with the Hub benefit from in order to support victims and survivors of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment? Please choose all relevant and provide any additional comments.

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