Safeguarding Duty of Care

Security Awareness for Humanitarian Staff

This training is on location with focus on national staff. National staff is often lacking in training, yet they are most likely to be exposed to immediate danger. International staff depends highly upon national staff for their own safety.

You are ultimately responsible for your safety. Being aware that you are in an unsafe environment is the first step in decreasing your risk. That is, in a nutshell, what this training course is about. The workshop builds upon this self-awareness to further insight for the need and development of good policy, procedures and contingency plans.

Topics covered are: context, situational awareness (internal and external), risk reduction strategy (why and overlap), risk awareness, levels of responsibility, duty of care, International Humanitarian Law & humanitarian principles.

The practical and theoretical modules are context-specific, while the theory is mixed with interesting exercises and videos.



  • Context- and cultural awareness
  • Residence Safety: Burglary, Fire, Armed attack,
  • Driving & Transport safety: driving in hazardous environments, checkpoints, ambush, …
  • IHL & humanitarian principles
  • Traveling alone & Personal planning for an Emergency
  •  Abduction & Coping with capture
  • Communication
  • Explosive hazards: explosive remnants of war (UXO), land mines, Improvised explosive devices (IED).
  • Conflict and terrorism
  • Sexual harassment and sexual assault
  • Civil unrest

Course Information:

Cost:  by quotation 

Duration: 2 days (one day theory, one day field practice). Lead factor is the context.

location: On location. We offer our services at a location chosen by you.

Language: English, French, Dutch direct. Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Pashto: simultaneous interpreter.

More info?
Would you like to have additional information about this course? Please contact William or Sophie:

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NL 32, 4824-CB BREDA
+31 (0) 76 8880770
+31 (0) 6 40599189

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