Keeping Children Safe works with CPWG to develop standards for child protection in emergencies.

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Keeping Children Safe works with CPWG to develop standards for child protection in emergencies.

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In June 2010, following Myanmar, Pakistan, Haiti and other emergencies, the global level Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) decided to develop operational minimum standards for child protection in humanitarian settings. 

The standards are intended to:

  • Promote common approaches within a range of child protection actors (including religious organisations and care institutions) in emergency settings
  • Improve accountability within the child protection in emergencies sector
  • Improve the quality of child protection programming to achieve greater impact for children
  • Increase the level of predictability for at risk communities
  • Better advocate on child protection violations and responses

Keeping Children Safe's Director, Corinne Davey has been working with the Child Protection Working Group on developing standards for child protection in emergencies. Keeping Children Safe led on developing the standard for Human Resources includes mobilising skilled practitioners for child protection in emergencies and ensuring that organisations have the appropriate safeguarding mechanisms in place. The full set of standards are now in the final consultation stage.

The CPWG have also recently launched a new resource www.cpwg.net which contains up to date information and resources for child protection in emergencies.

The CPWG is the global level forum for cooridnation on child protection in humanitarian settings. The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and others under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies. In the humanitarian system, the CPWG consititues an 'are of responsbility' within the Global Protection Cluster.  Keeping Children Safe has been an active member of CPWG since February 2011.