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The Resource and Support Hub (RSH)

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Social Development Direct is leading the delivery of the UK Government’s flagship safeguarding programme, the Resource and Support Hub (RSH). We work with a dynamic consortium to support aid organisations around the world to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH). First and foremost, we aim to engage and to support local civil society organisations in the global south.

Our Online Hub offers a range of services to support organisations to make safeguarding improvements. Any individual or organisation working in the aid sector can access the Online Hub to learn, share and improve their approaches to SEAH and safeguarding. It includes:

Whatever safeguarding advice you need, we are confident that our website can help you find it or steer you in the right direction!

Our Arabic Hub was launched in March 2021, which is a version of the Online Hub offering a range of resources in Arabic. The Hub will launch in French and Swahili by the end of 2021.

RSH also has National Hubs which offer capacity building resources and support for smaller, local organisations in a number of countries. Each National Hub has an online platform which includes contextually relevant resources in local languages as well as offering services like mentoring or advice. National Hubs are currently active in Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Sudan, with more to follow in the Middle East and South Asia by the end of 2024.

The contract is delivered by a consortium, with Options as contractual lead, Social Development Direct as technical and delivery lead and GCPS Consulting, Terre des Hommes, Sightsavers and Translators without Borders as key delivery partners. The programme was launched in December 2019 and will run until the end of 2021, with a potential extension until 2024.

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