PSEAH Index – English

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The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out the essential elements of principled accountable and high-quality aid. Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (PSEAH) is essential to this and how an organisation should prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse and harassment is woven throughout the Standard.


In October 2020, the CHS Alliance published an updated PSEAH Index as part of its verification tools, to give organisations verifying their performance against the CHS the ability to determine whether they have the policies and practices in place to protect people in vulnerable situations. The update clearly states the safeguarding requirements for the relevant indicators of the CHS Verification Framework. These requirements will be essential elements of the three CHS Verification options. These updated requirements are mapped against all other sector-wide PSEA standards, (IASC PSEA MOS; UN Implementing Partner PSEA Capacity Assessment, proposed indicators for MOPAN, DFID enhanced due diligence for Safeguarding and OECD DAC Recommendations).

This project was funded with UK aid from the UK government.

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