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HREA Webinar: Introduction to Child Safeguarding

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 at 14h00 GMT/UTC

If you work for a development agency whose activities affect children’s lives, you should be interested in safeguarding. In this free one-hour professional development webinar, the instructors of HREA’s upcoming Child Safeguarding e-learning course (28 January-10 March 2015) will discuss why it is so important for you and your organisation to support and prioritise child safeguarding. This webinar will also introduce you to the principles and concepts of a child rights-based approach to meeting these responsibilities.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion by using a chat box. In the week following the webinar, a recording of the session will be shared with all registrants.

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If you are unable to join the session live, please register to ensure you receive access to the recording.

Target audiences

This webinar is intended for:

• humanitarian workers;
• staff members of development and children’s rights/social justice organisations, including development NGOs and UN specialised agencies;
• others whose work places them in contact with children for whom they have safeguarding responsibilities.

About the speakers

Peter DixonPeter Dixon has been an independent consultant and trainer on child rights and child rights programming since 2002 providing support and advice to national and international NGOs, and UN agencies in over 25 countries. Mr. Dixon has conducted numerous workshops on child protection and safeguarding, child rights situation analysis, child rights programming, human rights-based programming, and monitoring children’s rights. He has been a trainer and course instructor for HREA since 2008.

Grace KellyGrace Kelly Hartnett is a registered psychologist with over 25 years of experience of child protection and welfare service delivery and project management in the voluntary and private sectors. Her experience includes the delivery of preventative and therapeutic services to children and parents, the development of child protection and safeguarding policies and systems, training, evaluation and research, advocacy and campaigning on children’s rights and child protection. She has been involved in assisting organisations to develop child protection and safeguarding policies.

Register to participate

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required in order to receive the details necessary to join the discussion.

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