The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance on how to develop and implement systems for monitoring child protection issues that affect children in humanitarian settings, as well as for monitoring the child protection response. Acknowledging the multifaceted nature of protection, this toolkit focuses only on protection of children. However, it has to be considered in the broader context of protection monitoring and humanitarian response monitoring. Suggested methods of data collection in this toolkit should be taken merely as recommendations for use in humanitarian settings. Where other monitoring or data collection mechanisms already exist, their potential usability for situation and response monitoring should be examined before developing new systems.