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Technical Assistance

FOR DONORS: We bring an understanding of community-based organisations working with exploited children and participatory approaches to child protection interventions.  Our technical assistance focusses on the grant-making process for donors and ranges from assessing grants for foundations and trusts to supporting donors to develop learning initiatives for portfolios of grants.

Discussion Paper on Sexual Violence Against Children: Commissioned by Ignite Philanthropy to author a discussion paper that presents sexual violence as a human rights violation for children.  The paper informed the redevelopment of the Out of the Shadows Index on child sexual exploitation (2021-2022).


Policy and practice review of safeguarding for campaigning: Commissioned by Oak Foundation to undertake a policy review and key informant interviews with campaigning organisations. Developed a new approach to safeguarding: survivor-informed safeguarding (2021-2022). 

Policy review of girl engagement and feminist safeguarding: Reviewed and amended girl engagement and safeguarding policies and procedures for a global feminist funding foundation (2019-2020).


Grant assessment: Acted as independent assessor of applications for grants for international grant-makers including Oak Foundation’s Prevent Child Sexual Abuse programme (2015-19), Comic Relief (2009 to present) and STARS Foundation (2010-2016).  


Global landscape analysis on child slavery and exploitation: Provided research support and advice to a major corporate donor enabling them to make informed, evidence-based funding decisions (2015).

FOR INTERNATIONAL NGOS: Our technical advice has focused on policy development and capacity building for INGOs working with exploited children. Our experience ranges from reviewing policies and strategies to developing ‘how to’ resources.  Our work includes:

Policy and strategy development: Facilitated collaborative strategy and policy development on child domestic work in Ethiopia with international and local NGO staff. ChildHope (2014)

Resource manual: Developed a resource manual on child domestic work for international anti-child labour network. Global March on Child Labour (2015)

Toolkit on participatory evaluation: developed a guide to participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation for grass-roots NGOs. Consortium for Street Children (2014)



Tackling child domestic labour and protecting young domestic workers: a global resource manual.  Global March on Child Labour


A Passport to Participatory Planning: A resource pack to bring street connected children's voices into NGO planning, monitoring and evaluation.  Consortium for Street Children

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