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Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Group

Led by: 
Save the Children and Terre des hommes

The mission of the CPMS Working Group, co-led by Save the Children & Terre des hommes, is to support technical standard setting and to promote the use and integration of the child protection minimum standards while learning from their use and improving them.

1. Purpose of the Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Groups 

To support standard setting and promote the use and integration of the CPMS while learning from their use and improving them.

The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) Working Group guides the development and use of the CPMS. The CPMS were finalised in September 2012. Over 400 individuals from 30 agencies in over 40 countries--child protection practitioners, humanitarian actors from other sectors, academics, and policy makers--were involved in their development.

2. Key Priorities

  • Oversee the revision of the CPMS (the 2nd edition).
  • Support institutionalisation and integration of the CPMS within humanitarian agencies' internal policies and practices.
  • Build capacity to understand and use the CPMS through a CPMS video series, development of an e-course, and technical support. 
  • Ensure all resources are translated into Arabic, French, and Spanish. 


3. Key Tools and Resources

4. Working Group Member Organisations

  • AoR
  • ChildFund 
  • Child Soldiers International
  • Columbia University
  • CPC Network
  • Danish Refugee Council
  • DPKO 
  • Geneva Call
  • Global Partnership to End VaC
  • Goal 
  • ICRC
  • ILO
  • International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent
  • IOM
  • IRC 
  • Islamic Relief
  • KCS Coalition 
  • Nirengi Association
  • PLAN 
  • Save the Children
  • Terre des hommes 
  • Viva
  • WarChild NL
  • WarChild  UK 
  • WHO
  • World Vision

5. Contact Details

HSP Logo The Humanitarian Standards Partnership app (HSPapp) provides user-friendly access to global humanitarian standards on mobile devices.


Sphere Logo The CPMS are recognized as Companion Standards to the Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.


Discussion Forum

CPMS Working Group

This a forum for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) Working Group. Specific discussions can be open to the Alliance community at large or closed just for the members of the Working Group.

Add new topic
Topic Replies Last post
Guidance on Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
by Sara Lim Bertrand - 14 Jul 2018 - 10:37am
0 Sara Lim Bertrand - 14 Jul 2018 - 10:44am
CPMS Revision
by Sara Lim Bertrand - 14 Jul 2018 - 10:35am
0 Sara Lim Bertrand - 12 Sep 2018 - 4:11am
For CPMS Working Group Members Only
by Sara Lim Bertrand - 14 Jul 2018 - 10:33am
0 Sara Lim Bertrand - 14 Jul 2018 - 10:47am

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