The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action ("The Alliance") envisions a world in which children are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence in humanitarian settings. Its mission is to support the efforts of humanitarian actors to achieve high-quality and effective child protection interventions in both refugee and non-refugee humanitarian contexts. 

This last edition for 2019 highlights the collaborative nature of the Alliance, with numerous updates on inter-agency initiatives, resources, and training opportunities. As you read, consider how you can work with us to further the protection of all children in humanitarian settings. 

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Updates from the Secretariat

27 Nov 2019

Even as we celebrate 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its impact on child protection across the globe, we recognise we still have a long way to go. One in four children still lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster, often without the ability to access some of their most basic rights. We continue to see and hear of gross violations of children's rights to safety, security, protection, and survival.  Let us take this opportunity to individually and...

02 Dec 2019

Frequent users of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action website may have been experiencing some unusual down times recently. Over the past year, traffic to the website has increased eightfold! This is great news! Along with the increased traffic, however, we have recently gained the attention of some pesky bots. Fortunately, we have a talented and dedicated team of IT specialists who take great pride in blocking these bots and quickly restoring the Alliance website to maximum...

Upcoming Events and Webinars

16 Dec 2019

The structure of child protection programming during humanitarian emergencies is based upon the principle of increased risk of violence. Humanitarian programmatic interventions often use the same models for armed conflict and natural disasters. Little is understood on how they may differ, and the bulk of the current evidence focuses on situations of armed conflict. This webinar will present a conversation between researchers and practitioners on the interaction between natural disasters and...

Updates from Working Groups and Task Forces

10 Dec 2019

Together the Assessment, Measurement and Evidence (AME) Working Group and Cash Transfer and Child Protection Task Force are seeking ways to integrate child protection into multi-purpose cash monitoring frameworks. Humanitarian cash that aims to meet basic needs (sometimes called multi-purpose cash assistance [MPCA]) is challenging to monitor because outcomes are possible across a wide range of sectors (e.g. food security and nutrition, livelihoods, WASH, shelter, health and education)...

13 Nov 2019

Following the successful launch of the 2019 Edition of the CPMS at the Alliance Annual meeting, we are moving ahead with plans for roll-outs in countries and regions around the world. Here’s what you can do right now to support the new edition of the CPMS: Learn What’s New! Visit the online interactive version, download the PDF, or consult the What’s New Package to learn about the major changes in the 2019 edition. Request Your CPMS Handbook. Printed copies of the CPMS handbooks are being...

26 Nov 2019

The Learning and Development and Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Groups of the Alliance announce the upcoming release of three key documents in Arabic, French, and Spanish:  Summary of the 2019 Edition of the CPMS; What's New in the 2019 Edition? (two-pager); and What's New in the 2019 Edition? (PowerPoint). These documents will soon be available on the Alliance website. 

26 Nov 2019

The Learning and Development Working Group has begun the process of revising the Child Protection in Emergencies Face-to-face Training Package. The revision will align the existing Training Package to the 2019 Edition of the CPMS, develop new training material that corresponds to the new Standards, and ensure consistency between the package and the new structure of the CPMS. This material will be out for use beginning of 2020 and can be accessed on the Alliance website here. 

27 Nov 2019

The Community Based Child Protection Task Force (CBCP TF) and the Case Management Task Force (CM TF) under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action are launching a new inter-agency initiative to explore: The roles community volunteers play within the case management process The capacities and limitations of community volunteers to respond to child protection risks The initiative is generously funded by USAID/OFDA to Plan International USA. Based on this learning, new tools and...

Latest Resources

15 Nov 2019

The Case Management Supervision and Coaching Lessons Learned Report in English and French documents the effects of the initiative on collaboration and coordination, contextualization and localization. It explores the effects on the capacities of trainers, supervisors and caseworkers. Finally, it concludes with recommendations for social service workforce strengthening, sustainability and similar future global initiatives.  The report is also available in a summary version. 

15 Nov 2019

The purpose of the lessons learned consultancy was to gather and draft key lessons learned on the Case Management Supervision and Coaching initiative. Key questions that the Task Force wanted to address included feedback on the inter-agency country collaboration, the effectiveness of the localization approach, the successes and challenges of roll-outs in the eight participating countries, and their impact on case management teams’ supervision practices. For the complete report, see the Case...

Vacancies at the Alliance

20 Dec 2019

Plan Canada, on behalf of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, is seeking the services of an enthusiastic consultant with experience in both education and child protection sectors. The length of consultancy is expected to begin on January 27, 2020 until March 31, 2021. The position is contingent on confirmation of funding.  Proposal Background & Objectives The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) ...