What We Do

With our strategy we aim at ensuring that the efforts of national and international humanitarian actors to protect children are well coordinated, achieving maximum quality and impact.

With our initiatives we aim to develop or improve operational standards, assessments, capacity of workforce of child protection in emergencies.

Our goals for 2020-2024

  • Strengthen advocacy, policy and integrated approaches to better prioritize and deliver safe and inclusive child protection services through key partnerships.
  • Enhance the coordination of child protection responses through the provision of flexible, timely and appropriate operational support, both remote and in country.
  • Strengthen already existing and locally owned child protection coordination systems and improve local service provision through close collaboration with local governments, civil society, protection actors, other clusters/sectors and national actors while adhering to the principle of neutrality.
  • Improve the quality of child protection prevention and preparedness measures and responses through quality monitoring systems, stronger analysis and the building of an evidence base of good practice.

How to get involved

  • Organizations who are interested in improving child protection in emergencies can join as members.
  • Individuals or relevant organisations can join as associate members.

See our current initiatives below.


2021 highlights with the Global Education Cluster (GEC)  We are happy to promote this Quick Guide for Local and…

Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative (CASI)

The Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative (CASI) seeks to improve the quality of and access to services for child…

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

The impact of conflict and disasters on children’s health – both physical and mental – can be devastating. The…

Government Leadership & Engagement

The CP AoR recognises that States have the primary role and responsibility in the initiation, organisation,…

Child Protection and Education in Emergencies (CP - EiE)

The CP-EiE Collaboration Framework Both education and child protection sectors have important and complementary roles…

Prevention of Violence Against Children

One in two children has experienced some form of violence in the past year around the world, whether at home, school or…

Needs Identification and Analysis Framework (NIAF)

The Child Protection NIAF is a conceptual framework that creates a common approach across Child Protection coordination…

Child Protection/Mine Action ProCap Support Mission

In recent years, and especially since 2013, there have been alarming trends and a significant increase in the killing…

Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) for Children on the Move

In 2019, the inter-agency DTM for Children on the Move helpdesk received 65 support requests from colleagues in 7…


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