Duty of Care Approach

Duty of care is a fundamental concern for any employer or organisation that takes the safety, security and welfare of its people seriously. This is increasingly true for deployments to multilateral institutions, which, by their very nature, are often located in complex and demanding environments such as fragile and conflict-affected states.

The Stabilisation Unit takes a proactive approach to its duty of care commitments to all personnel deployed to fragile and conflicted affected states on behalf of HMG. The following guidelines have been produced, in consultation with our international partners, to develop and foster a common understanding of the issues around duty of care for civilian personnel deployed to multilateral institutions.


SU Approach to Duty of Care


SU takes a proactive approach to issues surrounding duty of care. This document details how SU implements its approach to duty of care under the framework of the Voluntary Guidelines on Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel.

Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel


The Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel harmonise an understanding of, approach to and implementation of duty of care. The aim is to help organisations understand what they can expect from each other in the context of deployment of civilian personnel in volatile and hazardous environments. This document is a joint-publication by the Stabilisation Unit and international partners.

FAQs on Duty of Care


There are inherent complexities surrounding duty of care, especially when individuals are seconded to large multilateral institutions. This document provides guidance on issues that are frequently raised in relation to duty of care, both for organisations and for the deploying individual.


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