Integrating child protection

Sector Specific Guidelines

Food security and distributions
Livelihoods
Education
Health
Nutrition
Water, sanitation and hygiene
Shelter
Camp management

Key Actions for all Sectors

For detailed guidance on implementing key actions, see sector-specific guidelines above.

Integrate
Link with Child Protection workers, find ways to plan protection elements into programmes, understand child protection risks

Enhance children’s safety and prevent further harm
Understand context: Protection issues, current coping strategies
Minimise the risk of harm from your programmes:
– Assess and mitigate risks arising from your work (see sector guidelines)
– Consider your programme’s interaction with existing protection risks
– Ensure code of conduct is signed and understood by all programme staff

Ensure children’s access to impartial assistance, according to need
Find ways to include the most at-risk children
Identify barriers to access, and adapt services appropriately

Include meaningful participation, accountability and feedback
Involve children and families in programme design and monitoring
Create complaints and feedback mechanisms
Provide accurate information about services in easily understood formats

Respond appropriately and effectively to incidents of abuse
Ensure staff are trained and keep an up-to-date referrals map

Strengthen systems and help children to claim their rights
Signpost children and families to other services
Promote community-based child protection actions
Strengthen and work alongside existing protection systems


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