The Alliance's Community Based Child Protection Task Force (CBCP TF) is pleased to announce progress on two important pieces of guidance: Standard 17 of the revised Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) and the Field Guide to Strengthening CBCP in Humanitarian Settings.
Revision of the third draft of the new CPMS Standard 17 occurred under the leadership of the Revision Task Team, Strategy Pillar Leads and the CPMS WG Coordinators and incorporated extensive feedback from CPiE community. The next round of edits and finalization of Standard 17 are expected by mid-February.
The Field Guide to Strengthening CBCP in Humanitarian Settings is currently under development following the completion of global and country validations of the Key Considerations by the CBCP Inter-agency Initiative. This resource will build on the excellent work recently published by Professor Mike Wessells on behalf of the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and with support from the Community Child Protection Exchange - the interactive online version of the Supporting Community-led Child Protection Guide and Toolkit.
The CBCP TF is confident these resources will serve to promote child protection through more evidence-based design and implementation of community based approaches.