Welcome to the Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub for Eastern Europe.
Providing resources for safeguarding adults and children from sexual exploitation and abuse and other forms of harm.
Available soon in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Romanian languages.
The Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub for Eastern Europe serves organisations and people responding to the war in Ukraine. It provides practical and accessible safeguarding resources aiming to reduce the risk of harm. This Hub will be available soon in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and Romanian languages.
Governments, NGOs, faith-based organisations and volunteers across Eastern Europe have mobilised to welcome and offer support to Ukrainian refugees. However, the crisis and its response present many safeguarding and protection risks. This includes sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) of refugees, which can occur at border crossings, in transit centres and while accessing accommodation and services, as well as other forms of violence such as human trafficking or discrimination. Children and vulnerable individuals face particularly high risks.
RSH is a global programme that aims to support any organisation working in the international aid sector to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against SEAH.
Our main offer is this online platform which brings together high-quality guidance, tools and research on safeguarding. We also signpost users towards service providers who can support organisations to improve their approach to safeguarding. We have many opportunities to engage with our users, such as through our Online Community discussion forum and live events, such as webinars.
The RSH contract is delivered by a consortium, with Social Development Direct (SDDirect) acting as technical and delivery lead, and including Clear Global, International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and Terre des Hommes. It is funded by the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) to help organisations around the world.
Click the logos below to visit the partner’s websites.