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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Advocacy Working Group Strategy 2021-2025

The Alliance’s Advocacy Working Group developed this advocacy strategy on behalf of The Alliance, drawing from extensive consultations with the Working Groups and Task Forces of The Alliance, members, and external actors. The advocacy strategy seeks to provide a clear vision and path for...

World Humanitarian Day 2022

There is a saying that goes: It takes a village to raise a child. Similarly, it takes a village to support a person in a humanitarian crisis. With record-high humanitarian needs around the world, this year’s World Humanitarian Day builds on this metaphor of collective endeavour to grow global...

Case Management Via Phone Learning Module

The Case Management Via Phone Learning Module aims to prepare case workers to safely deliver case management services via phone, when necessary, in the context of COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks (IDOs). The learning module, which includes a facilitator guide and PowerPoint, is...

Transitioning to Remote Case Management during COVID-19 Learning Module

The Transitioning to Remote Case Management during COVID-19 learning module aims to prepare case workers to safely transition to remote case management service delivery in the context of COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks. The learning module, which includes a facilitator guide and...

Blogs from the 2022 Annual Meeting

Check-out these blog posts from select sessions throughout the 2022 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action!

Database (CPIMS+)

The CPIMS+ is a database that facilitates effective case management for individual vulnerable children. The database is designed to promote best practice and accountability, and to assist child protection programs in delivering quality care. The CPIMS+/Primero provides intuitive digital forms and...

Quality Assessment Framework

The Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) (field testing version) is a tool developed to enable Child Protection actors to meet the quality and monitoring requirements of operating a case management system in humanitarian contexts. Quality assessments help ensure case management activities are carried...

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Template

The Standard Operating Procedures template (SOPs) is a practical resource used to guide Child Protection actors in defining roles, responsibilities and relationships between different people involved in the case-management system. The SOPs will articulate and contextualize the local (and legal)...

The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Standard 18

The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action have been developed to support child protection work in humanitarian settings by: Establishing common principles between those working in child protection; strengthening coordination between humanitarian actors; improving the quality...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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] The Alliance is coordinating with partners, including UNHCR, UNICEF and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility to play our part in trying to support this response...