What We Do.

Safeguarding and Keeping People Safe

We work with organisations to create safe organisations for employees, beneficiaries, and those that interface with organisational staff, programs and processes. We hand hold client organisations through their journeys of developing, implementing and auditing safeguarding policies and support them to institute mechanisms to respond to violations when they occur. Clients supported in this area include; Send a Cow, PELUM Uganda, ARUWE, USALAMA Fund Partners (8) Internal Risk Management Group (54 INGOs), and internationally based client organisations with partners in sub-Saharan Africa such as; Segal Family Foundation. DKA Austria, Partners in Health International, Kindernothilfe, Retrak and ChildFund International.

Summary of our Executed Assignments

No.Date (M/Y)Name of ClientDescription of the Assignment
1.October 2022-October 2023Internal Risk Management Group/Plan international UgandaDeepening capacity for safeguarding practice through training of NGO safeguarding focal persons managers and Directors to adopt and implement safeguarding measures in organisations and embracing a survivor centred approach to safeguarding and case management. (Mbarara, Fortportal, Arua, Mbale, Lira, Gulu Moroto and Kampala)
2.June 2022-December 2024Partners in Health InternationalUnder this contract, DLC is supporting partners of PIH in Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, and Malawi with developing safeguarding policies.
3.May – August 2022Segal Family FoundationUnder this framework contract, DLC provides technical advisory on safeguarding for SFF and its partners in both Anglophone and Francophone Africa. Specific tasks include; -Design and deliver safeguarding workshops and learning initiatives for partners, working in close partnership with SFF
-Conduct partner safeguarding audits and risk assessments for partners & host office hours to support partners to improve their safeguarding policies and practices, as requested by SFF.
– Advise SFF on managing safeguarding issues arising throughout the year.
4.March -April 2022USALAMA FundUnder this contract, DLC trained 8 partners of USALAMA Fund in Central and North and Northwestern Uganda (UCRNN, ACME, NUMEC, KOBWIDU, RICE WEST NILE NAWD, NUWODU, GDPU) on Safeguarding.
5.Segal Family FoundationOrientation of partners of Segal Family foundation (English and French Speaking cohorts) on Safeguarding –
6.June 2021-October 2021Mercy Corps
(Internal Risk Management Group)
Capacity building of 66 members (54 International NGOs and 12 National NGOs) of the Internal Risk Management Group( IRMG)  on safeguarding
7.March 2021Lima Links ZambiaTraining of staff on safeguarding to inform the development of their institutional safeguarding policy.
8.October 2020Send a Cow UgandaSupport to action research to promote community led safeguarding and reporting, development of resources to promote community awareness of safeguarding and staff refresher on safeguarding.
9.January 2020Action for Rural Women Empowerment (ARUWE)Training of staff on safeguarding to inform review of their safeguarding policy.
10.August 2019PELUM UgandaSupporting the development of a comprehensive policy on Safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults and prevention of Sexual Harassment and orientation of staff and board on the same.
11.November 2019CIFF, UKTraining of CIFF Partners in Africa in Implementation of Child safeguarding procedures.
12.October 2019AGEH GermanyTraining of AGEH partners in Germany and the Global South on Child safeguarding and Sexualised Violence
13.June 2018 to date 
Oak Foundation
Spearheading technical support to Oak Foundation Partners in East, Central and Southern Africa in the area of child safeguarding  under a subcontract offered by  Impact and Innovations Development Centre.
14.November- December 2015Child Fund UgandaChild Protection Capacity building support including Training staff in child protection and safeguarding and supporting development of child protection resources for field staff.
15.February 2015Joint Efforts to Save the Environment           (JESE) Fort PortalChild safeguarding Capacity building support including Training staff in child safeguarding and supporting development of a revised child safeguarding policy.
16.May 2016CBM Regional Office NairobiChild safeguarding Investigation and Audit of two CBM supported schools in Kenya.
17.October 2014-todateKinder Nothilfe (KNH) Child Protection/ Safeguarding National Trainer and resource for capacity building for local partners in Uganda and Kenya (Training and support to develop and implement child safeguarding policies) under a BMZ funded partnership projects.
18.August-October 2014Save the Children International UgandaConducting Child safeguarding mapping exercise for the country programme and developing local child safeguarding procedures.
19.February- July 2014Radio Waa (Lira) UgandaChild Safeguarding Capacity building support including Training staff in child safeguarding and supporting development of a child Safeguarding policy.
20.November 2013 – October 2016Retrak U.KCapacity building support to Retrak Country offices in Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi in the development, review and implementation of child Safeguarding policies and procedures.
21.May – October 2013Kindernothilfe (KNH) / PKFCapacity building support to KNH 18 partner organizations in Uganda to develop organizational child Safeguarding policies. This involved training of partners in child protection and support in policy development.
22.April –June 2011Deaf Child World Wide (U.K) Capacity building support for 2 DCW partners in Uganda in child Safeguarding and the development of organizational child protection policies.
23.November 2018 to dateKHN GermanyTraining KNH African Partner organizations and providing follow up support to enable them undertake Child Rights Situation Analyses (CRSAs).

Certificate of Completion

Executed Assignments in Numbers

Managing Conferences and Meetings
Safeguarding and Keeping People Safe
Programme Measurement
Applied Social Research
Grants Management and Technical Assistance
Organisational Development Support

Our Clients