5.4 Safety and security

Increasingly this is becoming an important topic for CARE, as we are working in partnerships in countries like Syria and Somalia. To what extent does the “duty of care” also apply for our partners? Are we just transferring risks to our partners? Or do our local partners face reduced risks in comparison to us? CARE does have a responsibility to advice partners and support them with their security management. Some measures that CARE could take:

  • Exchange information and analyses
  • Jointly conduct risk analyses
  • Discuss risk tolerance levels
  • Develop contingency plans together
  • Provide training and on the job coaching in security management
  • Provide support in managing critical incidents

See also Chapter 14 Safety and security.