CPIMS+, Child Protection Information Management System
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), Save the Children and UNICEF have been working together since 2005 as a Steering Committee to promote the use of a standard inter-agency child protection information management system (CPIMS) for the child protection sector.
The IA CPIMS was originally designed to facilitate family tracing and reunification (FTR) of children in emergencies. In 2009, it was re-designed to support any thematic area of child protection, including supporting child protection systems building. In 2014, the development of a ‘next generation’ web-based CPIMS+/Primero kicked off, which brought online and offline capabilities, a mobile app, and other features.
The CPIMS+ facilitates effective case management for individual vulnerable children. It is designed to promote best practice and accountability, and to assist child protection programs in delivering quality care. The vision of the CPIMS Steering Committee is to promote and support the CPIMS+ database and tools for data collection, information sharing and data protection as part of child protection case management program strengthening.