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Type of provider
Individual Consultant
List of services offered
Organisational culture
Partnerships
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)
Disability
Education
Gender based violence/ Violence against women and girls
Justice and peace building
Research
Sport
Context in which services are delivered
Humanitarian
Development
Geographical coverage
Africa
East Asia and Pacific
Global
MENA
Languages spoken
English
Portuguese
Swedish

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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