Week #1 Monday: Duty of Care – a video introduction

GMA driver, South Sudan

Welcome to the GMA course on Security Management for Country Directors.

We start with the vital topic of Duty of Care. It’s a foundation topic for the course because it lays out why we ‘do’ security management. In essence, we want to make sure that we can run programs in challenging locations and, at the same time, keep out staff safe and well. Making these judgement calls is one of the key roles of a Country Director. Duty of Care is often seen as a legal obligation, but there are also other non-legal reasons why we focus on staff welfare. In the video below you can find an introduction to the topic.