Photo @ Terre des hommes / François Struzik / Palestine / 2015

At the former global Child Protection Working Group’s 2015 meeting in Bangkok, more than 100 child protection in emergencies practitioners and donors recognized the need for more coordinated interagency efforts towards strengthening Community based Child Protection (CBCP) work. In 2016, a dedicated task force was formed to address this gap. The CBCP Task Force is co-led by Plan International, World Vision and UNICEF. It includes 20 member organizations.

  • Objective 1: Technical tools and resources on CBCP are developed/ revised based on evidence, including feedback from CPiE practitioners at all levels.
  • Objective 2: Improved availability and accessibility of relevant knowledge on CBCP in humanitarian action.
  • Objective 3: Improved linkages with other community based initiatives.

 Access key documents and working papers. Essential resources can be found through the following links:

Community Child Protection Exchange

The Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems

CPC Learning Network

UNHCR’s Community Based Protection Exchange

Community Based Child Protection, Field Guide

The Community Based Child Protection in Emergencies Task Force is looking for interagency Child Protection Coordination Groups to participate in the development of a Field Guide to Strengthen CBCP in Humanitarian Settings. The focus is on sub-national groups.  The Guide will include practical tools for working with communities in humanitarian settings.

Selected participants will:

  • Engage members of a sub-national coordination group, with support from national group members as appropriate (e.g. supervisors), in the development of the Field Guide.
  • Participate in a training to improve practitioners’ effective and sustainable engagement with communities.

Participating organizations and members of the coordination group who complete the above engagement will be eligible to apply for seed funding to strengthen current community based actions, followed by three months of technical support.

The task force held a webinar on February 7, 2018, outlining the details and vision of the initiative, scope and duration of the project, and the application process. Please review the Power Point and application document. The webinar recording can be accessed here:

Webinar in English

Webinaire en FR

community based child protection news, march 2018

In early 2018, around 50 Ugandan and Tanzanian child protection practitioners came together to reflect on how they can enhance their community-based work for child protection. Two three-day workshops in Kampala and Arusha were organised through a collaboration between the Interagency Learning Initiative on community-based child protection mechanisms, the Community Child Protection Exchange and local partners. The workshops were designed to provide a space for practitioners to reflect on their work as well as to start developing short and long term plans for more sustainable and effective community engagement. The workshops were participant-led with great enthusiasm. Visit the Exchange’s Facebook page and see for yourself!

The Exchange has been a long-time member of the Community Based Child Protection Task Force and will be sharing more information about the event via a webinar. Dates to be circulated soon.

The workshops will be followed up with longer term mentoring by the international and regional facilitation team. If you would like to receive updates about these workshops and other information sign up here.


Community Based Child Protection News, May 2018

Selection of the “Community Based Child Protection (CBCP) In Emergencies Task Force Field Guide To Strengthening CBCP In Humanitarian Settings – Pilot Country Initiative.”

The Community Based Child Protection Task Force was looking for Child Protection Coordination Groups at sub-national level to participate in the development and piloting of a Field Guide to Strengthening Community Based Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings. The purpose is to develop an evidence-based, field driven, practical guiding document for working with communities in humanitarian settings. A total of seven applications were reviewed by the Review Committee of the project implemented with USAID/ OFDA funding through Plan International USA. A scoring matrix was used to evaluate each application. Two country applications selected were from the Child Protection Working Groups in Sudan and the Philippines. We appreciate the efforts and thank all the Coordinators for their leadership.



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