The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. As a core standard, the CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian aid. It is a voluntary and measurable standard. The CHS is the result of a global consultation process. It draws together key elements of existing humanitarian standards and commitments. A number of the CHS commitments can contribute to organisations’ safeguarding efforts. These are commitments 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 8.  There are CHS Guidance Notes & Indicators as a supplement to the CHS. The guidance provides clarification on the Key Actions and Organisational Responsibilities in the CHS and examines some of the practical challenges that may arise when applying the CHS. It explains why each of the Nine Commitments of the CHS is important and provides some examples for different audiences and for different contexts. 

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