The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Handbook
In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) were finalised in September 2012. Over 400 individuals from 30 agencies in over 40 countries, including child protection practitioners, humanitarian actors from other sectors, academics and policy makers, were involved in their development.
The CPMS intend to:
- Establish common principles amongst those working in child protection
- 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
- Enable better advocacy and communication on child protection risks, needs and responses.
The CPMS are recognized as a companion standard to The Sphere Project‘s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.
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