The Transforming Surge Capacity Project  is led by ActionAid and backed by 11 partners including: Action Contre le Faim, Christian Aid, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, CARE, International Medical Corps, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Plan International, Save the Children and Tearfund.

Recently over 40 individuals from a number of agencies attended an event where they were presented with the initial results of the ‘Wellbeing Mapping Piece’ conducted by the Project, with technical support from the Initiative for Conflict -Related Trauma.

This piece involved two specific online surveys across all Start Network agencies and focused on the perceptions on current wellbeing practices and how they are being delivered, as perceived by HR managers, and experiences of surge agency personnel.

Initial findings revealed that only 27% of HR managers, and less than 48% of agency staff, felt confident regarding wellbeing policies and practices within their organisations’ duty of care ambitions. In particular, the surveys revealed a specific need to improve pre-deployment training and post-deployment debriefing for surge staff.

While CiC is not directly involved in the project we do support a number of the agencies who are, such as ActionAid and Save the Children.

Noting that the surveys revealed a specific need to improve pre-deployment training and post-deployment debriefing for surge staff, we think it timely to remind our customers and business partners, both existing and potential that CiC provides direct support and training in just these areas.

You can read more about our pre and post deployment training and support here or simply download our leaflet here.