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Disability inclusive health safety and security management - A vital part of Duty of Care

This briefing paper aims to encourage security managers and policy makers towards implementing disability inclusive safety and security protocols and standards as an integral part of Duty of Care within the humanitarian, development and private sector.

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Naturally, it is impossible to cover all possible scenarios and contingencies that one might encounter. Each setting, emergency situation, type of disability and individual coping strategies will pose different challenges both for persons with disabilities as well as for those that are available or assigned to assists them. However, taking into consideration specific scenarios, triggers a dialogue and assessment to consider what situations you could encounter in the setting where you are working. Thinking of these in advance and discussing what you would do, will greatly enhance your preparedness, may avoid an incident and, where needed, will improve your response to a crisis situation.