Key Thematic Issues
Protection



  INEE Thematic Issue Brief: Protection
INEE - 2010
This brief summarises the mainstreaming of child protection in the INEE Minimum Standards Handbook.

  Minimum Standards on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Child Protection Working Group - 2013
In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings, to tackle what was seen as a critical gap. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action have been developed to support child protection work in humanitarian settings. In such contexts, the standards are intended to: Establish common principles amongst those working in child protection and to strengthen coordination between them; improve the quality of child protection programming, and its impact for children; improve accountability within child protection work; provide a synthesis of good practice and learning to date; and enable better advocacy and communication on child protection risks, needs and responses.

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Minimum Standards on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Child Protection Working Group - 2013
In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings, to tackle what was seen as a critical gap. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action have been developed to support child protection work in humanitarian settings. In such contexts, the standards are intended to: Establish common principles amongst those working in child protection and to strengthen coordination between them; improve the quality of child protection programming, and its impact for children; improve accountability within child protection work; provide a synthesis of good practice and learning to date; and enable better advocacy and communication on child protection risks, needs and responses.
Minimum Standards on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Child Protection Working Group - 2013
In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings, to tackle what was seen as a critical gap. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action have been developed to support child protection work in humanitarian settings. In such contexts, the standards are intended to: Establish common principles amongst those working in child protection and to strengthen coordination between them; improve the quality of child protection programming, and its impact for children; improve accountability within child protection work; provide a synthesis of good practice and learning to date; and enable better advocacy and communication on child protection risks, needs and responses.

  Starting Up Child Centered Spaces in Emergencies: A Field Manual
Christian Children's Fund - 2008
This tool is aimed at NGO/UN programme staff working in Child-Centered/Friendly Spaces, MOE or other ministry working with infants/pre-school aged children and their communities. It offers practical guidance on setting up Child Centered Spaces in emergency settings.

  IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
IASC - 2007
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines enable humanitarian actors to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multi-sectoral responses to protect and improve people's mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency. Action Sheet 7.1 focuses on Education and articulates key actions and immediate steps for minimum response in providing and strengthening access to safe and supportive education.

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Arabic: IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

IASC - 2007
Directives du CPI concernant la sante mentale et le soutien psychosocial dans les situations d'urgence

IASC - 2007
Les Directives du Comité permanent interorganisations (CPI) permettent aux acteurs humanitaires de planifier, mettre en place et coordonner un ensemble de mesures intersectorielles minimales de protection et d'amélioration de la santé mentale et du bien-être psychosocial des personnes confrontées à une situation d'urgence. L'aide mémoire 7.1 met l'accent sur l'éducation et définit les actions clés et les mesures immédiates qui constituent la réponse minimale en matière de fourniture d'une éducation protectrice et attentive aux besoins des élèves et du renforcement de son accès.
Nepali: IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

IASC - 2007
Guia del IASC sobre Salud Mental y Apoyo Psicosocial en Emergencias Humanitarias y Catastrofes

IASC - 2007
La Guia del IASC permite a los actores humanitarios planificar, establecer y coordinar un conjunto mínimo de respuestas multi-sectoriales para proteger y mejorar la salud mental y el bienestar psicosocial de las personas en el medio de una emergencia. Hoja de Acción 7.1 centra en la educación y articula acciones claves y pasos inmediatas para una respuesta mínima en proporcionando y fortalecimiento de acceso a una educación segura y de apoyo.

  Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
ICRC - 2004
The Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children are based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law. They seek to ensure that all actions and decisions taken concerning separated children are anchored in a protection framework and respect the principles of family unity and the best interests of the child. All stages of an emergency are addressed: from preventing separations, to family tracing and reunification, through to interim care and long-term solutions.

  Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies: A Handbook for Save the Children Staff
Save the Children - 2008
This handbook was designed by Save the Children in 2008. It is meant for staff who have limited experience with Child Friendly Spaces programming in emergency situations, as well as for more experienced staff who would like to strengthen their understanding and expand their skills by using additional resources and tools.

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Les Espaces amis des enfants: Manuel destine au personnel Save

Save the Children - 2008
Ce manuel a été préparé par Save the Children en 2008. Il est prévu pour des employés qui n'ont qu'une expérience limitée des programmes d'espaces amis des enfants dans les situations d'urgence aussi bien que pour des employés plus expérimentés qui voudraient améliorer leur compréhension et développer leurs compétences en utilisant des ressources et des outils additionnels.

  Child Protection in Emergencies: Priorities, Principles and Practices
Save the Children - 2008
This document details both Save the Children's current perspective on the main protection dangers that children face in an emergency and how to address them. While this document does not aim to provide an all-encompassing strategy, it does provide a clear framework for the protection of children in emergencies by outlining a common definition and approach, programmatic priorities, useful programme examples, and the relevant legal framework and standards. Finally, the document serves as an extensive reference to additional guidelines, tools and other materials useful to practitioners and policy-makers.

  Stolen Futures The reintegration of children affected by armed conflict
Save the Children UK - 2007
The international community now has a key opportunity to assess how it can better protect children from the negative impacts of armed conflict, and how it can enhance children’s participation in building lasting peace. To this end, we undertook an analysis of our programmes that deal with reintegration of children who have been associated with armed forces and groups, looking at out comes and impact. This paper is a result of that research and analysis. It describes the key issues identified by Save the Children agencies and our partners, using direct quotes from children and their communities where possible. Our aim is to outline some of the main findings regarding the reintegration of these children into civilian life and to identify the major challenges the international community still faces as we strive towards more effective programming for and with children affected by armed conflict.

  A Practical Guide for Developing Child Friendly Spaces
UNICEF - 2010
This guide is designed to assist UNICEF staff and partners in establishing and operating Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in an emergency. The overall aim is to improve the standards and capacity of field staff, by providing the required knowledge to support the design and operations of child friendly spaces. It will facilitate an understanding of how to develop a CFS in contexts in which children's well-being are threatened or damaged as a result of conflict or natural disasters.

  The Psychosocial Care and Protection of Children in Emergencies: Teacher Training Manual
UNICEF - 2009
This manual provides teacher-training materials to promote greater understanding of the impact of and effective responses to the psychosocial impact of emergencies on learners. The aim of this training is to improve the psychosocial well being of children in emergency environments.

  Paris Commitments
UNICEF - 2007
Adopted in 2007, the Paris Commitments on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups are a voluntary promise by States to work together to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate these children into civilian life. The Paris Commitments are accompanied by the Paris Principles which are designed as operational guidelines.

  Paris Principles
UNICEF - 2007
Based on international law and standards and on the original Cape Town Principles, the Paris Principles incorporate knowledge and lessons learned and in particular, emphasise the informal ways in which boys and girls both become associated with and leave armed forces or armed groups. Taking a child rights-based approach to the problem of children associated with armed forces or armed groups, the Principles underscore the humanitarian imperative to seek the unconditional release of children from armed forces or armed groups at all times, even in the midst of conflict and for the duration of the conflict.