PSEA - improving our support to member organisations

Since February last year, the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) has been at the top of the aid sector's priorities.  We have recently carried out a scoping survey in order to find out how we can best support our member organisations in this regard. 

The scoping exercise was carried out by an independent consultant, through a membership survey and a total of 52 stakeholder interviews and questionnaires, as well as a documentary review. 

Here are the key highlights of the study:


  • More training, resources and guidance, with a focus on self-learning and e-learning;
  • More practical 'how to' guidance, e.g. PSEA Handbook
  • Hands-on support including an enhanced roster of trainers, communities of practice, a helpdesk etc. 
  • Interactive sharing of learning, e.g. podcasts, blogs, blogs, webinars etc. 
  • Collective support, e.g. to Humanitarian Country Teams 
  • Practical assistance with regard to complaints handling 
  • Prevention: initiatives to tackle organizational culture and values, leadership and management.
  • Awareness and support to non-members.

PSEA Index  

  • Boost verification against the CHS, by virtue of PSEA Index, maximising on the commitment made by donors at the Safeguarding Summit in October 2018;
  • Refine the PSEA Index;
  • Increase accompaniment of member organisations throughout their CHS verification processes
  • Consider accompanying non-members. 


  • Continue delivering PSEA investigations workshops;
  • Revamp training methodology and programme;
  • Revise training strategy to cater to increased demand; 
  • Certified investigators: specialisation (e.g. child protection), increased diversity of languages and nationalities;
  • Certified investigators roster. 


  • Global platform for networking, information-sharing, learning etc. 
  • Build on the momentum created at the Safeguarding Summit to boost cooperation with other agencies and networks
  • Representation: engagement in policy forums, brining expertise and balance to on-going debates.