Technical Materials

The Alliance is committed to developing standards and materials covering all areas related to child protection in humanitarian action and generating technical guidelines for use by humanitarian actors. The Alliance is also the custodian of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, which is considered a companion to the Sphere standards.

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Cash and Voucher Assistance and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action:

What is the purpose of this tool? This tool gives guidance on providing cash and voucher assistance directly to children/adolescents who are unaccompanied or heading a household. Who is this tool for? This tool is for all actors using cash and voucher assistance as a form of intervention in...
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Designing cash and voucher assistance to achieve child protection outcomes in humanitarian settings

This guidance seeks to empower child protection actors so that they can integrate cash and voucher assistance into their programming. By enabling increased use of CVA within child protection responses we will be able to learn lessons on how best to design CVA that minimises risks and maximises...
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Research | The Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Child Protection and Education Inequalities in Three Humanitarian Contexts

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In response, governments around the world took the unprecedented step of closing all schools as a way to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
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Summary of Abstracts - 2022 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

This booklet contains a summary of abstracts that were submitted for the 2022 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action from June 20-22, 2020. The theme of this years meeting is ‘Promoting the Centrality of Children and their Protection through Accountability, Localisation, and...

2022 Annual Meeting Agenda & Speaker Biographies

Please find the latest version of the Agenda for the 2022 Annual Meeting attached below. You can also find the Agenda for each day attached, along with the Agenda in French, Spanish and Arabic. You can also find the Speaker Biographies for each session by clicking on the session name. *Last update...

2022 Annual Meeting | Participant Pack

Welcome to the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Promoting the Centrality of Children and their Protection in Humanitarian Action through Accountability, Localisation and Working Across Sectors. We are delighted you are joining us! Please find the...

Call for Moratorium on Intercountry Adoption in Response to the Conflict in Ukraine

During emergencies, such as conflict, it is a well-accepted principle of States’ obligations under international law that adoption is not an appropriate response for unaccompanied and separated children. Children separated from their parents during a humanitarian emergency cannot be assumed to be...
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Resource Package | Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in CAAFAG Programmes

The CAAFAG Task Force was pleased to contributed to the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in CAAFAG Programmes Learning Package. The MHPSS in CAAFAG Programmes Resource Package (field-test version) is an inter-agency package of resources that aims to support the integration of MHPSS into...
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Mini Guide #1 | Child Protection in Outbreaks: Adapting child protection programming in infectious disease outbreaks

This Mini-Guide is designed primarily for child protection practitioners and the social service workforce in settings impacted by infectious disease outbreaks. It provides an overview of why and how to adapt national and community-level child protection interventions during outbreaks. The focus is...
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Mini Guide #2 | Child Protection in Outbreaks: Advocating for the centrality of children and their protection in infectious disease outbreaks

This Mini-Guide is designed primarily for child protection practitioners and managers in settings impacted on by infectious disease outbreaks. It can also be used by coordinators of inter-agency groups or technical task forces, members of the social service workforce, and actors in health, mental...
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Mini Guide #3 | Child Protection in Outbreaks: Collaborating with the health sector in infectious disease outbreaks

National and global efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from outbreaks are typically led by the health sector, even when interventions are multi-sectoral in nature. This Mini-Guide demonstrates how and why child protection considerations can and should be integrated into outbreak management...
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Mini Guide #4 | Child Protection in Outbreaks: Communicating with children in infectious disease outbreaks

Talking with and listening to children are not done in the same way as with adults. Children have different communication needs based on their age, stage of development, and other individual characteristics. This Mini-Guide is primarily for child protection and health practitioners. It can also be...
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Assessment of Alliance COVID-19 Activities: A Summary

From the earliest stages of the pandemic, The Alliance found itself at the forefront of supporting child protection practitioners across the world to adapt to the realities of the world under COVID-19. In March 2020, The Alliance formed an inter-agency task team to produce and disseminate technical...

Child Protection Advocacy Messages for Ukraine

These advocacy messages have been developed to support advocacy efforts conducted by Alliance members and wider humanitarian actors responding to/working on the Ukraine crisis response. The messages are categorised by issues and themes and include recommendations for donors, humanitarian agencies...

Guidance | Unaccompanied and Separated Children Information Sheet

While recognising the leadership of national governments and ministries in the care and protection of children on their territory, this information sheet serves as a guidance to different actors intervening in an emergency context to prevent family separation and ensure that unaccompanied and...

Child Protection Resources for Ukraine

Call for a Moratorium on Intercountry Adoption in Response to the Conflict in Ukraine [Available in English, Ukrainian and Polish] Special Notice* This statement remains open for endorsement until the end of June 2022. As new endorsements come in, the statement will be updated once a week. New...
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Call for Abstracts | 2022 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

2022 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Promoting the Centrality of Children and their Protection in Humanitarian Action through Accountability, Localisation and Working Across Sectors 20th - 22nd June 2022 Registration information for the Annual...
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Operational Guidance | Negotiating and Implementing Handover Protocols for the Transfer of CAAFAG

March 2022 – Handover protocols are agreements by governments or armed groups to swiftly transfer children allegedly associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG) in their custody, or whom they have encountered, to child protection actors for appropriate support services, including, but not...

COVID-19 Resource Tracker

In April 2020, the Alliance COVID-19 Mapping Team began tracking resources and articles on some of the key CPMS Standards and topics around child protection and COVID-19. Almost two years later, this process has produced the Child Protection and COVID-19 Resource Tracker, which contains the final...
 CAAFAG Programme Development Toolkit: Training Guide and Guidelines

CAAFAG Programme Development Toolkit: Training Guide and Guidelines

Tips for using the tools within the toolkit: Open the PDF using Abode Acrobat and find the tools identified with the paper clip icon. Then click on the small arrow on the left hand side and then on the paper clip icon to open the list of tools. Introduction: The CAAFAG Programme Development Toolkit...
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Community Volunteer Toolkit and Training Manual

Today, more than ever, volunteers are on the frontlines of protecting children in their communities. Volunteers work tirelessly in complex humanitarian contexts and often face emotional and physical risks, with little recognition for their efforts. The Toolkit for Community Child Protection...
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Primary Prevention Framework for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) is “the prevention of and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children1 in humanitarian action.” While significant effort and improvements have been made in the sector on responding when harm has already taken place, less focus...

Report | The Unprotected: Annual Spotlight on Child Protection Funding in Humanitarian Action – 2021

Find the Executive Summary in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Children make up 50% of those affected in humanitarian crises and are disproportionately impacted by conflict and crisis. Throughout 2020 and 2021, COVID-19, conflict and climate change have been impacting children at unprecedented...
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Storybook | Seeing Forced Displacement and Protection Through a Child’s Eyes

Seeing Forced Displacement and Protection Through a Child’s Eyes When her hometown erupted in violence, young Mariam was forced to flee with part of her family. Three years later, she tells her story in I am Mariam, a delightful, illustrated book. Accompanying her in her journey, we discover how she...
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CPHA Community of Practice

The Alliance and the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility are thrilled to host the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Community of Practice! The community is an online space for CPHA practitioners to connect, communicate, and share updates, resources, and experiences to reach...