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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Participant Pack for the Alliance Strategy Launch Event

Thank you to all who have already registered for the Alliance Strategy Launch event “A Clarion Call: The Centrality of Children and their Protection in Humanitarian Action”, taking place on Monday, the 6th of December at 15:00 – 16:00 GVA time. Please find the agenda, available in English, French...

Blog Post | The Climate Crisis, Climate Justice and Child Protection during the 2021 Annual Meeting

Initiating the dialogue; Child Protection Alliance annual meeting “Climate action is not sufficiently child sensitive, or child informed, and rarely integrates child protection risks.” “There is a huge, timely opportunity for the child protection sector to influence evolving climate agendas -in...
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Guidance | CPHA Frontliner Getting Started Learning Package

The Alliance L&D Working Group is thrilled to announce that the CPHA Frontliner Getting Started Learning Package has been finalized and replaces the CPMS Working Group’s 2014 Frontline Workers package! This package has been designed to rapidly onboard new team members in the wake of a new emergency...
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Intervention Curriculum | Growing Strong Together: A Parenting Program to Support the Reintegration of Children and Prevent their Recruitment

This Intervention Package aims at supporting practitioners to roll out and implement parenting intervention to protect children, and adolescents and young persons (8-21 years) from recruitment and promote their reintegration following association with armed forces or armed groups. If you would like...

World Children's Day 2021 | Joint-Statement on the Centrality of Children in Climate Action

The Centrality of Children in Climate Action World Children’s Day 2021 As COP 26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference ends, the world must grapple with how much still must be done to ensure a safe environment for our children and future generations. With little time left to slow the...

Background Paper | Reducing Child Labour in Agriculture in Humanitarian Contexts

In 2020, 155 million people in 55 countries/regions were in crisis or worse – an increase of about 20 million people from 2019. In addition, children around the world are negatively affected by worsening education opportunities and the socioeconomic impacts of measures to stop the transmission of...
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The Alliance Strategy (2021-2025) | A Clarion Call: The Centrality of Children and their Protection within Humanitarian Action

To explore the 2021-2025 Alliance Strategy in full, click here. To watch the virtual launch of the Alliance Startegy, click here. Introducing the 2021-2025 Alliance Strategy: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action’s 2021-2025 Strategy centres around one goal: Overarching Goal: The...
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Summary of Abstracts | 2021 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

This booklet contains a summary of abstracts that were submitted for the 2021 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action from October 4-8, 2020. The theme of this years meeting is ‘Preventing Harm to Children’. The abstracts are organised by the daily agenda (available here) and are...

The Alliance Annual Report (2018 - 2020)

The past three years have been filled with new opportunrities, activities, challenges and lessons learned here at the Alliance. This Annual Report contains an overview of the work done by the Alliance Secretariat, Working Groups, Task Forces and Initiative since 2018, including the Alliance response...
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The Enhanced CPMS Indicators Table

Since their launch in 2012, the inter-agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) have significantly improved the quality and measurability of child protection work in humanitarian settings. The measurement framework of the CPMS was updated as part of the revision...
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Guidance | A Brief Guide: Selecting Child Protection Minimum Standards Indicators for Application in Programs, Projects or Humanitarian Response Plans

This guidance document provides information on the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) measurement framework. Traditionally, accountability measures in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) have focused on meeting output benchmarks (such as number of people trained, number of...
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Position Paper | From Theory to Practice: Towards a Framework for Primary Prevention in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

This position paper was developed as part of the Alliance-led Prevention Initiative. The objective of the Prevention Initiative is to develop key prevention focused resources to support child protection humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to prevent harm to children before it occurs...

L&D Working Group Strategy 2021-23

For the 2021-2023 strategy, the Alliance will place greater emphasis on its capacity strengthening, learning, and development function. This elevated status is grounded in the acknowledgement of the importance of capacity strengthening efforts in the delivery of high-quality and robust programmes...
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Blog | Child Protection and Education Communities Call for the Protection of Education from Attack

In 2020 the widespread closures of schools around the world drew global attention as children and young people across all corners of the globe were shut out of schools as result of the COVID-19 crisis. As many as 1.6 billion students saw their education disrupted, drawing global attention as the...
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Research | The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Study

In the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, on behalf of the Alliance and in close collaboration with INEE, seeked to explore the following question: What education inequalities, child protection risk and protective factors, and...

2021- 2023 Work Plans | The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Alliance 2021 - 2023 Work Plan sets out the interagency standard setting and normative work of the Alliance, which aims to strengthen quality and effectiveness of child protection programs in humanitarian settings. This document should be read in conjunction with the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan of...
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Key Considerations | Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) for Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other potential infectious disease outbreaks

This document builds on existing Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) programming guidance and incorporates recent field experience from the child protection sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It should therefore be read in conjunction with thematic recommendations already...

Prevention Framework: Desk Review Synthesis

Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) refers to “the prevention of and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children (VAC) in humanitarian action.” Over the past decades, great efforts have been made to improve the capacity of the Child Protection sector to respond...
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Learning and Development Toolkit

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action L&D Toolkit has been developed by the Learning and Development Working Group to support the design and delivery of learning events. The toolkit has primarily been developed for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action practitioners who are...
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Position Paper | Defining Evidence-Based Practice for Application in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

There is widespread recognition among practitioners and researchers of the need to build a stronger evidence base for child protection work in humanitarian settings to be able to determine what approaches and practices are appropriate and effective in a variety of contexts. The objective of this...
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Evidence Brief | Why Identifying Risk and Protective Factors is a Critical Step in Prevention Programming: Implications for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Humanitarian crises, including natural disasters, conflict, and infectious disease outbreaks threaten the health, safety and well-being of children, families, and communities. Risks to children in humanitarian settings are multiple and may include: family separation, recruitment into armed forces or...
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Community Engagement in Case Management

Community volunteers are an integral part of preventing and responding to cases of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children in humanitarian settings. The key resource to support working with community volunteers is A Toolkit for Community Child Protection Volunteers Part 1: Volunteers’...

Report | Community Engagement in Case Management

Community volunteers are an integral part of preventing and responding to cases of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children in humanitarian settings. They have a deep understanding of their communities, and help to identify children who are at-risk, have experienced harm, or have been...
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REPORT | COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN CASE MANAGEMENT

Community volunteers are an integral part of preventing and responding to cases of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children in humanitarian settings. They have a deep understanding of their communities, and help to identify children who are at-risk, have experienced harm, or have been...