The Resource and Support Hub (RSH)
Launched in December 2019, the Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub (RSH) is a centrally managed programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) which aims to support organisations in the aid sector to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH). With limited access to contextually relevant safeguarding resources, smaller, local organisations in the global south are at front and centre of its focus and offer.
The Hub comprises an Online Platform as well as a small number of National Hubs. The online platform will be a ‘one-stop shop’ for safeguarding materials including research, guidance and practical tools translated into a number of languages. It will also provide an opportunity for meaningful engagement with communities of practice and discussion forums. The National Hubs will offer both virtual and face-to-face services, such as discussion groups, capacity development opportunities and materials, a marketplace for safeguarding service providers, and evidence reviews. It will be starting with the 3 pilot countries, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Additional target countries in Africa, MENA and/or South Asia will be agreed during implementation.
The contract is delivered by a consortium, with Options as contractual lead and Social Development Direct (SDD) as technical and delivery lead. It includes Global Child Protection Services (GCPS), Terre des Hommes (TdH) and Sightsavers as key delivery partners. The programme will run for 2 years, with a potential extension of up to an additional 3 years.