Resources available in the area of Duty of Care…




Web resources

  • CHS Alliance, a network organisation committed to improving humanitarian and development work through the application of standardsCHS Alliance.
  • Cigna – offering global health care solutions to NGOs – NGO Health Benefits & Newsletters
  • Core Humanitarian Standards, part of CHS Alliance, which sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provideCore Humanitarian Standard.
  • The European Interagency Security Forum is an independent network of Security Focal Points who represent European-based humanitarian NGOs operating internationallyEISF.
  • The Humanitarian Practice Network (part of the Overseas Development Institute – ODI) provides an independent forum for policy-makers, practitioners and others working in or on the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience, and to learn from it.
  • InterHealth Worldwide, is an international health charity preparing, sustaining and supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals working around the world – InterHealth Worldwide.


Blogs & top tips

Journals & authors

  • The Importance of HR Management in Supporting Staff Working in Hazardous Environmentsalso known as The Management of Employee Risk in Humanitarian Aid and Security Sectors (Darby, Williamson 2012).
  • Risk Management and the responsibility of organisations (Stoddard, Harmer & Haver, 2006; Stoddard & Harmer, 2010, Stoddard, Harmer & DiDomenico, 2009).
  • The Role of HRM and how to improve the role in Risk Management (Williamson, 2010; Akingbola, 2006; Darby, 2000; O’Sullivan, 2010; Guest and Conway, 2000; 2001; Barney, 1991, Wright et al, 1994; Lepak & Snell, 1999, 2002).
  • Duty of Care and the legal responsibilities of organisations (Sjeik, 2000; Rowley, 2005; Stoddard, Harmer & Haver, 2006; Buchanan & Muggah, 2005).
  • Transfer of knowledge involving lessons learnt (Gilbert, Morabio, & Stohr, 2010; Evans, Pucik & Barsoux, 2002; Lazarova & Cerdin,2007).
  • Future trends and implications (Van Brabant,2001; Stoddard & Harmer, 2010; People in Aid, 2008, 2007; Red Cross Finland, 2003; Parry & Keliher, 2009; Ulrich & Brookbank, 2005).
  • Chasing Misery – an anthology of essays collecting different experiences, perspectives and voices of women involved in humanitarian work – Chasing Misery. Chief Editor and Organisation Development & Security Adviser – Kelsey Hoppe.

Details for the Duty of Care events for Autumn 2017 and beyond are to follow shortly. The presentation from the May event is available on our resources page.

• 18 May 2017: Duty of Care workshop: Keeping duty of care on your agenda in Geneva.