Newsletter, March 2015

The CPWG has produced a series of short and accessible videos on the Child Protection Minimum Standards. 
  1. Introducing the CPMS (EN, FR, AR)
  2. Using the CPMS (EN, FR, AR)
  3. Sexual violence
  4. Psychosocial distress and mental disorders
  5. Children associated with armed forces or armed groups
  6. Child labour
  7. Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Further short videos on ‘Dangers & injuries’, ‘Physical violence and other harmful practices’ and ‘Justice for children’, as well as further translations, are coming soon. 

Launch ideas > 

Join us for live Q&A webinars to introduce the series. Dates to be announced in early April.


Sudan: Contextualizing the Child Protection Minimum Standards. Read more >
Philippines: Psychosocial Training for Educators. Read more >
South Sudan: Workshop to Strengthen Child Protection Coordination between State and National levels. Read more >
Field Monitoring Support and Monitoring Toolkit

As part of a two-year project funded by OFDA, the global-level CPWG is working on a two-tiered project to strengthen child protection coordination monitoring: 1. Field monitoring support in emergencies, 2. Development of a child protection situation and response monitoring toolkit for humanitarian settings.

In 2014 excellent progress was made, and missions were undertaken to each of the four participating countries (CAR, DRC, Mali, and South Sudan). Burkina Faso joined the project in response to demand. Mission reports can be read here. At the end of the year each of the participating countries had developed action plans to improve monitoring and 2015 will see the implementation of these plans. 

The second year will see a slight modification of the initial plan. Support missions to each country need to be longer than was envisaged in order to work effectively with partners and at sub-national level and to achieve the agreed goals for each mission. Of the five participating countries three were prioritized for in-country support: Burkina Faso, CAR, and South Sudan. The other countries will continue to receive support throughout the year to facilitate the implementation of the monitoring plan, strengthen IM capacity and, as participating countries, monitoring training (late 2015/early 2016).

The monitoring toolkit training will be based on the first version of the inter-agency monitoring toolkit. It will be further piloted in humanitarian settings and adjusted based on extensive field-testing.

Contact: Fiamma Rupp,
Protection Cluster Dashboard, highlighting key statistics, areas of need and intervention, now available. Read it here >

The Gaza Child Protection Rapid Assessment is now available. It highlights multiple and serious child protection needs."100% respondents noticed significant changes in children's behaviour and 99% noticed significant changes in caregiver's attitudes as a result of psychosocial distress." Read it here > 


CPMS Task Force

In addition to the highly anticipated video series, the CPMS Task Force would like to announce two new resources: Contextualization: A How-to Guide, and the Frontline Workers' Training Package (EN, FR).   


We were happy to learn that the CPMS are now on the curriculum for trainee social workers in Burkina Faso. Read more >, and we are looking forward to two important events in Beirut -- a CPiE Training of Trainers and a CPMS Facilitation Workshop. 

Child-Friendly Spaces

Two new evaluation reports on Child-Friendly Spaces are now available > Both studies are part of a global CFS research project initiated by World Vision and Columbia University in 2012. The final summary report as well as a CFS M&E toolkit will be released at events around the world.


  • Beirut, Lebanon: CPiE Training of Trainers and CPMS Facilitation Workshop, 23-28 March 2015.
  • Geneva, Switzerland: 'Soft launch' of World Vision International and Columbia University's global Child-Friendly Space research project, as well as the CFS M&E toolkit, 14 April 2015. 
For more recent and upcoming CPMS events, read more >

New videos available on the CPWG YouTube channel.

Watch now >


New publications available at

Read now >

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