Child protection capacity building, Lebanon – LSESD and Viva

Context: Conflict-induced displacement, local partner response Objective: Supporting LSESD and its local partner churches and organisations to improve awareness and implementation of good practice in child protection policies and procedures in their response to the needs of displaced Syrian children and families in Lebanon Why this project? LSESD partners with more than 20 local churches and organisations to … More Child protection capacity building, Lebanon – LSESD and Viva

Strengthening child protection systems, Philippines – PCMN

Context: Natural disaster, weakened child protection systems Objectives: To identify the most vulnerable children and ensure their protection from the risks of abuse, trafficking and exploitation through the establishing and strengthening of child protection mechanisms To build the capacity of the local community and local authorities to effectively respond to child protection concerns   Why this project? … More Strengthening child protection systems, Philippines – PCMN

Burundi Education Project – FH

The Burundi Education Project was delivered as part of FH’s wider Returnee Reintegration Programme. Context: Post-conflict, refugee reintegration Objectives:  To expand education opportunities for returnee and host community school-going children through the construction of schools and support of educational activities To reduce the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence through creative community awareness and preventative education … More Burundi Education Project – FH

Capacity building for education

In emergency settings, schools may be damaged or unusable, and displacement may put pressure on host education systems meaning that capacity for all children to be in school is limited. In these situations, local partners may establish education programmes to try to bridge this gap, and where partners are not experienced education providers, capacity building … More Capacity building for education

Psychological first aid for children

Psychological first aid (PFA) is a humane, supportive response to someone who is suffering and who may need support. PFA can help reduce the initial distress of children caused by accidents, natural disasters, conflicts and other critical incidents. PFA helps children to: When to carry out psychological first aid In crisis events, children react and think differently to adults, … More Psychological first aid for children

Community based child protection

A community-based child protection mechanism (CBCPM) is a network or group of individuals at community level who work in a coordinated way toward child protection goals. Communities can provide significant ways of preventing and responding to child protection risks. Even in situations of mass displacement where no ‘community’ is easy to see, groups of people … More Community based child protection

Birth registration

Without a birth certificate, children miss out on their right to an identity and often fail to access basic services, sit for school exams, receive free healthcare or claim rights to legal protection. In emergencies and in displacement contexts, access to birth certificates can be disrupted and their are often additional barriers to registration. When … More Birth registration

Family tracing and reunification

Children separated from their parents and families are at increased risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. The basic assumption, until tracing efforts demonstrate otherwise, should be that a child has someone with whom he or she can be reunited. When should we use family tracing and reunification? A multi­-agency approach is essential in conducting effective tracing and reunification activities. Within one week of … More Family tracing and reunification