Welcome to our global network where we’re working together to keep people safe.

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FSC is a unique space where you can share, learn and access support from other funders. We believe safeguarding should be a priority for philanthropic grant-makers and FSC’s diverse team can help you and your organisation move forward on its safeguarding journey.


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We want to empower Safeguarding Leads in grant-making organisations so they can build effective safeguarding cultures within their organisations and those they fund. We believe that safeguarding is most impactful when we work together. As a Safeguarding Lead you have a lot of responsibility, but with the support of our network, you can make a difference and accelerate change.


“When I say something about safeguarding now, I know that it isn’t just my opinion – I have the backup of the collaborative. That’s so important.”

– FSC member


About FSC

Our team

FSC is powered by a group of safeguarding professionals based across several continents. We are building a diverse team, led by Co-Directors, to meet the needs of our members in different locations and contexts.

Meet our team



Take the next step on your safeguarding journey and join the only safeguarding network for funders.

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Knowledge Generation

Towards the end of this page you can find some research papers, guidance and frameworks that our team have produced. Additional guides and briefing papers are only available to members of our online community.




Our members can access:









Online Community

Our network is hosted on a platform that enables connecting and sharing and we have worked to ensure it is a place of trust and safety where you can find support from others who are in a similar position in their safeguarding journey.

Peer Learning circles

A safe space for Safeguarding Leads in funder organisations to share learning and explore the practical challenges of championing keeping people safe within their own organisations and in the organisations they fund.

Webinars and workshops

Learn about different aspects of keeping people safe in a way that is specifically designed to address the needs of grant-making organisations.

Community conversations

Find a safe space to meet with non-funders, including grantees, to discuss safeguarding and better understand the impact of your approaches to keeping people safe within the organisations that you fund.


“Guides and instructions are important, but sharing real examples, lived and learned safeguarding experience and stories are so much more powerful”

– FSC member



We provide support that is tailored to your organisation but builds on FSC’s growing base of knowledge from working with funders across the sector. Our aim is to help you embed a safeguarding culture based on a deep understanding of your organisational and geographical context.



We want our collaborative to pioneer in developing new approaches and better ways of working to keep people safe. We invite our FSC members to join us in that venture by giving you the opportunity to invest in joint initiatives with other funders to strengthen safeguarding globally.



Take the next step on your safeguarding journey and join the only safeguarding network for funders.

We hope to meet you soon.


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Do you have a question?

We’d be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about our network. Please email us at [email protected] and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as they can.

Just to clarify, we are not a grant-making organisation and cannot help with funding applications.

FSC is hosted by GFC, Charity no. 1119544. To report safeguarding concerns, please email [email protected]


Knowledge Generation

There is a lack of safeguarding knowledge and best practice guidance for grant-making organisations specifically. We want to contribute new knowledge and research to the sector and capture learning about safeguarding in different countries and regions.

Safeguarding in Practice: ‘What Works’ to Support Non-Governmental Organisations in Tanzania to Respond to Child Abuse

This research was conducted by Dr Karen Walker-Simpson, one of FSC’s directors, during her doctorate. The findings include important implications for the way policy makers, donors and international NGOs approach safeguarding with NGOs in Tanzania, and across the region of East Africa.

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Safeguarding & Participatory Grant-making: An Essential Guide for Funders

This guide is designed to help funders embed safeguarding in participatory grant-making. It includes guidance on how to consider safeguarding in the planning, delivery, and review of participatory grant-making processes.


This research examines the challenges, positive practices, and opportunities for collaboration between funders on safeguarding.


This framework was written in partnership with ACF and is designed to help funders consider their own internal practices and integrate safeguarding within their funding cycle by posing questions that prompt discussion.



“Guides and instructions are important, but sharing real examples, lived and learned safeguarding experience and stories are so much more powerful”

– FSC member


Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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