This is truly a training course with a difference! Utilising a combination of methods from interactive workshops to tailored facilitated small group discussions and coaching sessions, this learning experience will help you unpack and challenge the unequal power structures that perpetuate safeguarding harms. This course takes you on a journey of developing a safeguarding policy that is appropriate to your context, meaningful and truly working for your communities whilst still achieving the demands of international standards and partners. We’ll unpack issues of power and privilege through the lenses of decolonisation, racial justice and intersectional feminist approaches.
Together we will examine safeguarding challenges and capacities in your context and support you to build a tailored policy for safeguarding in your organisation.
The live sessions are designed in a way to maximise interaction between participants, through skilled facilitation and techniques such as virtual whiteboards/scrapbooks and break-out groups. You will have access to various materials such as slides, links to videos and external resources for background reading, all accessed through INTRAC’s e-platform.
On this course you will also get an opportunity to have one-to-one mentoring sessions with the course trainer. This will provide space to work through and identify potential solutions to specific challenges you are facing or support for getting started if you are only setting on the path of decolonising safeguarding policies.
Summary of course content
- Introduction to Decolonising Safeguarding
- Reflections on practice
- Unpacking safeguarding, power and privilege
- Building contextualised safeguarding policy and practice
- Introducing ‘homework’: developing a decolonised safeguarding policy
Peer learning facilitated group discussions:
- Unpacking safeguarding, power and privilege in my organisational context
- Building my organisation’s contextualised safeguarding policy and practice
- Peer review of contextualised safeguarding policy developed
Two coaching sessions
- Reviewing organisational safeguarding context
- Setting individual organisation safeguarding goals
- Identifying future actions
Course fee: GBP 699 (inclusive of 2 one-to-one coaching sessions)
Training access scholarships are available for small NGOs /civil society organisations. For more information, please visit our FAQ.
Application deadline: 30 April 2024. We may close the applications sooner than advertised if the course is fully booked.
Angie Bamgbose, Director BBFD Ltd.
Angie Bamgbose is an accomplished consultant, coach, facilitator and a registered social worker. Angie’s professional focus is safe organisational cultures, child protection, and safeguarding. Angie has over 20+ years experience empowering organisations and individuals across diverse sectors and regions: development and humanitarian work, NGOs, donors, the private sector, governments and UN bodies spread across Asia-Pacific, Middle East, West, East and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Her passion lies in safeguarding vulnerable populations, particularly through expertise in tackling sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and bullying. She guides clients in building safer workplace cultures through policy development, training, and coaching, while also championing intersectional feminist and anti-racist approaches. From managing child protection programs to mentoring leaders, Angie’s multifaceted skills and lived experience (identifying as a Black woman with intersecting identities of sexuality, disability, nationality, education and class) empower individuals and organizations to build equitable, inclusive, and respectful environments. Among other qualifications, Angie has an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring, a Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring, and a BA in Applied Social Studies.
Lucy Heaven Taylor
With over two decades of expertise in safeguarding and PSEAH (protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harrasment), Lucy Heaven Taylor empowers organizations in the humanitarian and development sector. Her diverse experience spans training, organizational review, strategy development, and investigation, making her a trusted advisor to UN Women, FCDO, Oxfam, Bond and more. Lucy’s passion for equity extends beyond expertise, as she champions inclusivity through her membership in key groups, media contributions, and leadership roles like the Safeguarding Workstream Lead for the Disasters Emergency Committee. Recognizing her own privilege as a white European practitioner, Lucy strives to transfer – with humility – the platform and capacity she has gained from this privilege to experts form the majority world, building a more just and safe environment for all.