Area of Responsibility
In times of crisis – whether caused by armed conflict, sudden onset disaster, or an epidemic – children face significant protection concerns. Thus, our aim, as an Area of Responsibility within the Global Protection Cluster, is to lead the coordination of child protection efforts in humanitarian settings in order to ensure children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence.
2020 Response Plans
The designations employed and the presentation of the material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Child Protection Cluster concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Every effort is made to ensure this map is free of errors but there is no warrant the map or its features are either spatially or temporally accurate or t for a particular use. This map is provided without any warranty of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied.
Read more about support available from the CP AoR
The Starter Pack for Child Protection Coordinators and Information Management Officers is a set of core tools and examples, useful for those just starting out in these roles.
The Help Desk is a remote support service for members of the CP AoR and country-based coordination groups.
The CP AoR provides in-country coordination support through a variety of options, including the CP AoR Field Support Team (FST).
Capacity development is about enhancing the capacity of Coordinators and Information Management Officers to coordinate humanitarian responses.
Read about our vision, mission and goals in the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2020-2024 Strategy.
Our initiatives aim to develop or improve operational standards and the capacity of the child protection in emergencies workforce.
Organisations that are interested in improving child protection in humanitarian action can join as an associate or general member.
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See how the 16 Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for #GBV in Emergencies Programming can help your organisation provide consistent support in Preparation, Response and Recovery during a humanitarian crisis: #EndGBV #16Days #GBViEMS
Help us #EndHumanTrafficking by using our new guidance on anti-trafficking action in #InternalDisplacement
Do you work in #GBV programming in emergencies? Over the #16Days find out how adopting the Interagency Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies Programming can help your organisation better respond to and prevent GBV and support survivors. #gbviems #endgbv
All #ProtectionClusters have reported psychological distress and growing mental health needs. #Protection and #MHPSS go hand in hand in responses. Read more about the current global protection situation in the November #GlobalProtectionUpdate:
According to @cornwilliams14, Associate Director of @UNICEF, efforts should be made at all levels to ensure child helplines have strengthened capacities to provide their services. Read his full recommendation in our latest report: #EveryChildHasAVoice
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global child rights crisis. Today, World Children’s Day, we celebrate the resilience of children and the dedication of social service providers. Let’s continue to rise to this challenge! #RiseTogether #WorldChildrensDay
NEW RESOURCES ✨🌎 #WorldChildrensDay @CP_AoR has just launched remote training video capsules: "Orientation of frontline workers delivering community based mental health and psychosocial support." 🎥 Available in Spanish & English