Child Protection in Humanitarian Assistance

Start date: 
04 May 2020
End date: 
08 May 2020

This 5-days course aims to strengthen and improve the skills and capacity of Child Protection professionals and other personnel’s profiles working or willing to work in humanitarian settings; providing them with tools to understand the overall framework of interventions as well as instruments to design, implement, monitor and evaluate key CPHA evidence-based interventions and projects.

Who is this course for? - This training is addressed to all professionals, who:

  • Are working or planning to work in humanitarian contexts and/or in the area of child protection and child protection in humanitarian settings;
  • Are interested in acquiring a good understanding of key CP principles, concepts and operational approaches and learn how to set-up, implement and monitor and evaluate a CP project in partnership with all relevant stakeholders in humanitarian settings;
  • Want to be equipped with an extensive set of key skills, competence and tools to assess, identify and respond to individual cases of at-risk children as well as promoting preventive actions.

Course content - Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the CP legal framework, inter-agency coordination requirements and key global guiding documents and instruments, and be able to apply key CP core principles and standards;
  • Understand child wellbeing and the active role of child agency, caregivers and communities to support and protect children;
  • Be able to develop and implement a principled and quality CP programme in all its components, including identifying and assessing key needs, setting priorities and solid outcomes and monitoring the response;
  • Know evidence-based child protection interventions in humanitarian settings, including the emerging practice of strengthening families, promoting child agency, and supporting community-based interventions;
  • Be familiar with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support framework and how Child Protection actors can contribute to the holistic wellbeing of children and their families;
  • Be able to identify and assess children’s specific vulnerabilities/ at-risk groups, and to put forward adequate response plans and to advocate to other sector for child protection mainstreaming;
  • Understand the provision of individual care through the case management process, and the different measures and provisions aimed to ensure protection from abuse, including sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Acquire a more in-depth understanding of self-care practices, including practical techniques to maintain the own psychosocial wellbeing, while working in a highly stressing environment.

The training grounds itself in the adult learning approach, based on experiential learning, experience sharing, cocreation and reflective analysis, with participants playing an active role throughout. The training consists of 5 days of inpresence course that will include cases studies, group exercises, presentations, intervention by external experts and with mentoring and networking during and in-between lessons. The course offers exposure to new ideas and new and seeks to inspire participants to step out of their comfort zones and experiment, all in a safe and reflexive environment.
Participants who will attend all the modules will be granted a certificate by HumCap.

Pre-reading material will be provided before the training jointly with the final agenda.

Full rate 950 €. Early Bird rate 800 €. Multiple subscriptions can request further 10% discount on the rate.

Milan - Italy -This training is hosted by ACTION AID ITALY
Language this course is presented in: 
Who is this course aimed at: 
Social Worker
NGO worker
Child Rights
Reintegration/ rehabilitation and support trauma
Child Protection Policy
Risks assessments

This project is funded by: