Safeguarding Investigations at the IFRC

This case study provides an insight into how safeguarding investigations are carried out in the IFRC and what steps have been taken to strengthen efficacy of reporting and maintaining a survivor-led response.

Not all Safeguarding cases can be investigated as not all incidents are reported. This is a sector-wide concern as survivors experience various pressures to remain silent, including fear of retaliation, shame, lack of trust in reporting mechanisms and social expectations to keep sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) a secret.