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Type of provider
Individual Consultant
List of services offered
Organisational culture
Policy development
Safe programming
Standards, audits and reviews
Survivor-centred case handling and referrals
Systems and procedures for safeguarding implementation
Type of client
Community-based organisations
International Non-Governmental Organisations
Multi/bi-lateral donors of aid and development
Non-Governmental Organisations
Private sector organisations delivering aid and development
Research and academic institutions
Sports organisations
United Nations
Safeguarding expertise
Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment; PSEAH
Bullying and harassment (workplace)
Child safeguarding
Programmatic / thematic area(s)
Gender based violence/ Violence against women and girls
Justice and peace building
Context in which services are delivered
Geographical coverage
East Asia and Pacific
Languages spoken

Leilani Elliott is a human rights, child protection and safeguarding specialist who since 2004 has built her professional portfolio in a range of humanitarian and development settings across South East Asia, West Africa, Eastern and Southern, the Middle East and North Africa.  

Leilani began consulting in February 2017 and has a strong track record of working with UN agencies, NGOs, donors and government authorities to meet their child safeguarding and PSEAH goals.  Areas of expertise include: 
-    Strengthening / developing safeguarding policies, procedures and related protocols; 
-    Designing safe, accessible, confidential and responsive survivor-centred reporting mechanisms adapted to the cultural context and applicable legal framework; 
-    Conducting safeguarding risk assessments and critical incident reviews; 
-    Developing bespoke courses and learning materials and delivering training; 
-    Designing evidence-informed strategies and guidance; 
-    Carry out in-depth research with survivors and community members;
-    Supporting organisational culture change.

A skilled practitioner, researcher and trainer, Leilani also has proven technical and programmatic competencies in the areas of cluster coordination, violence against children, harmful traditional practices (CEFM and FGM/C) and justice for children and has led and contributed to legal and policy analyses, participatory (child- and community-centred) research and multi-country evaluations.  Leilani has a PhD in Law and a Masters in Development Studies, both from the University of Melbourne.  She is a mother-tongue English and Swedish speaker and is fluent in Portuguese. 

Phone: +61.0435.358.851

e-mail: [email protected]


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