The Child Protection Working Group (CPWG)



Your smile is our smile.


The Child Protection area of responsibility envisions a world in which children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.


The CPWG provides the best therapy for both physically and emotionally affected children.


We have no second thoughts on the fact that education is the best weapon that can change the future of the world for good. 


To have a home and family might be common for many, but for some, it is still a dream.


The CPWG 2013-2015 work plan, which was developed by the interagency working group through consultation with field-based Child Protection coordination mechanisms, focuses on the implementation of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.


Here is our dedicated team who are working round the clock to make many lives better in every aspect. 

Our operations head makes sure that every step that we take is measured and proper to have good results in the end


Larry is one the most dedicated people that you could see. She is the head of communications at CPWG.


Our Chief finance officer is responsible for the cash flow and cash management in CPWG.



The CPWG provides support to both formally activated clusters and other Child Protection in Emergencies sector humanitarian coordination groups.



10 Tips to Protect Your Kids from Strangers


Thinking about (let alone going through) the possibility of your children being hurt by strangers is frightening. Consequently, teaching your children about personal safety is vital. Personal safety that entail techniques on how to protect themselves from predators are as important as other strategies you use to safe, like buckling a seat belt.

10 Tips to Protect Your Kids from Strangers

1. Inform your children that the rules that regard strangers differ when they are alone compared with when they are with trusted adults. Let them know that even though mom and dad say allow freely with people on retails stores, and the same people even compliment the kids; such instances are okay because they are supervised by grownups.

2. Teach them whenever they become lost, they should remain stationary as they scream your name repeatedly. Chances are you are within hearing and on hearing their scream you will simply call them out. Further, if anyone approaches them to help, they should insist he or she calls you and not take them anywhere.

Protect Your Kids

3. Make it a policy that your children should not open the door when they are alone at home. Some strangers with malice don’t wait for children outside but instead utilize such opportunities. A child who is at home alone cannot prevent an adult from having their way in anything once he or she opens the door.

4. Formulate a family code word. Use a common word that is not too weird to use naturally. Every time you send an adult to pick them up, they must identify themselves with the code word. Any person who goes for them and doesn’t know the code word is predator and your children to politely decline.

5. Teach them that if someone follows or even chases them, they should run in the direction opposite that of the car. While running they should scream to attract attention of other people or even the police. Doing so, buys them some time because it will take some minutes for the car to turn around.

6. When faced with trouble teach them to look notice the right people. If your children are feeling unsafe, they should seek assistance from a police officer or a friendly shop guard. However, if a police officer is nowhere to be seen, looking for a mom with kids is relatively safer.

7. Teach your children to trust their instincts; if they don’t feel comfortable or someone scares them, your children should tell the No in a loud voice. Also, keeping secrets with strangers is totally unacceptable; if someone asks her to keep a secret or even accompany them to somewhere, she should tell you immediately.

8. Do not only concentrate on stranger danger. Sometime your children have a distorted image of who precisely is a stranger. Even someone who looks friendly and even asks your child to help them find a puppy cannot be trusted. They should not trust even someone they know casually, like neighbors or a distant relative.

9. Tell him or her to never ever board a car without a caregiver or parent. Emphasize that if someone they have never met before or even known to them but is not a designated person to pick them up, tries to convince them to get into a car or even accompany them they should decline.

10. Teach your children not to accept anything from strangers without first asking for permission from you. Stranger usually offer candies and balloons to lure children away. Let them also know that eating anything they find on the ground is dangerous.


Repeat the above strategies periodically until your child masters them. Do so every time they are back from school and at the start of every summer, when they will be spending more time outdoors. Ask questions to confirm they have mastered and children will be safe from strangers.

NEW! Assessment of child protection needs in Syria – CPWG, September 2013

Please find attached, hot off the press, an assessment carried out by the CPWG on the child protection needs inside Syria. This was one of the most complex and intensive pieces of assessment work we have undertaken so far, and a remote data collection methodology was used in order to overcome some of the challenges of data collection in the current context and maximise the coverage of the assessment. A desk review component also took into account the findings of other processes monitoring child protection issues inside the country. As a result, the assessment report is therefore one of the most robust and comprehensive accounts of the child protection situation available to humanitarians and policy makers to date.


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