Community-level child protection in humanitarian action

We work to promote Community-level Child Protection (CCP) programming.

Plan International USA, with funding from the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), developed evidence-supported guidance and tools that are easily used, applied and contextualized across various humanitarian contexts to strengthen the effectiveness of Community-level Child Protection (CCP) programming.

Plan proposed a new approach that focuses on strengthening practitioners’ understanding of existing CCP structures and their capacity to protect children, rather than prescriptive step-by-step models. This represents a shift away from the community-based approach in favor of one that truly focuses on understanding and growing existing community capacities, rather than taking a top-down NGO-driven approach.

On behalf of the Community-Level Child Protection Task Force under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Plan developed and launched a series of resources including a reflective field guide on community-level approaches to child protection in humanitarian action and an accompanying face-to-face capacity-building package, as well as an online learning series. These materials will promote sustainable CCP approaches throughout and beyond humanitarian crises, linking with development and recovery actions.

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Project

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615
child protection professionals engaged in workshops, webinars and trainings.
16
training modules developed.
4
videos created to improve understanding of community-level child protection.

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CCP in Humanitarian Action

Capacity-building package facilitator’s guide

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Co-lead by Plan International, developed a capacity building facilitator’s guide to provide guidance for child protection in humanitarian settings.
Download the facilitator’s guide

Field guide: Strengthening community-based child protection

An evidence‐based, field driven and practical guiding document for working with communities in humanitarian settings.
Download the field guide

A reflective field guide: Community-level approaches to child protection in humanitarian action.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian settings, Co-lead by Plan International, developed a reflective field guide to interagency operational standards and provides technical guidance to support the work of child protection in humanitarian settings.
Download the reflective field guide

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