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Sarah Blakemore

International Development Safeguarding

Sarah Blakemore

Director,
Keeping Children Safe

  • Understanding the difficulties around identifying issues of safeguarding in conflict zones, and why incidents are less likely to be reported
  • Discussing the nuances around definitions of abuse under different rules of law, and how to respond to incidents that do arise in contexts where the rule of law has broken down within a fragile society
  • Highlighting the responsibility of organisations to ensure peacekeeping personnel and staff in humanitarian organisations working in conflict zones and fragile states are working in line with the International Child Safeguarding Standards
  • Working in partnership with the University of Reading to implement evidence-based interventions for safeguarding through peacekeeping missions
  • Sharing practical resources and guidance to support organisations’ safeguarding efforts in conflict zones, including on how to manage allegations, facilitating regular staff workshops and reviewing the effectiveness of current policies