Community Action for Child Protection: Global guidance on CBCPM

Community Action for Child Protection has been developed in consultation with Plan International staff across the world, including focus group discussions in 27 countries and input from child protection specialists. The guidance proposed in this document takes account of international human rights and humanitarian standards and principles.

The main aims of this document are as follows:

  • To define what community-based child protection mechanisms are and are not, including their roles and responsibilities;
  • To set out guiding principles for external support to community-based child protection; and 
  • To propose criteria for good practice in supporting community-based child protection in development and emergency settings.

Overall, Community Action for Child Protection aims to build on the experience in Plan International's four regions and integrate this with the latest global interagency evidence in order to stimulate reflection and innovative practice, as well as supporting programme strategy development. This document does not include detailed tools and methodologies for working with CBCPMs in the field (which can be found in materials such as Plan International Asia's Step by Step handbook). There will also be an accompanying learning module on putting the guidance into practice.

Published 2018-10-25

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Publication year
2015

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Publisher
Publication year
2015