Since they were launched six years ago, the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) have become an important reference to help ensure that measures to protect children are a central component of all humanitarian action. As part of launching the next stage of the consultation and revision process to update the standards.

On 19 June, PHAP organized an online session together with the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action on the standards and how they are being used in practice. This was an opportunity to learn more about the standards and how practitioners are using them, what is changing in the revision, and what the next steps are for contributing to the consultations. 

Speakers - introducing the CPMS

Minja Peuschel Minja Peuschel Senior Child Protection Advisor at Save the Children and Co-Chair of the CPMS Working Group
Susan Wisniewski Susan Wisniewski Child Protection Advisor at Terre des hommes and Co-Chair of the CPMS Working Group

Speakers - practitioner perspectives on the CPMS and its revision

Riyad Alnajem Riyad Alnajem HURRAS (Syria)
Patricia Landinez Patricia Landinez Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF (Mexico)
Efe Listowell Efe Listowell Programme Manager, Center for Community Health & Development International (CHAD Intl) (Nigeria)
Yesica Serrano Yesica Serrano Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo (CID) (Colombia)


Angharad Laing Angharad Laing Executive Director, PHAP

Recordings and follow-up

Event recording (YouTube – faster loading time)

Event recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality) 

Event recording (audio podcast)

Contribute your views - participate in the online consultation

The CPMS are currently being revised and updated. Building on evidence, practice and experience gathered since the first edition in 2012, the 18-month revision process offers many opportunities for users across the world to participate. In order to reach a wider set of practitioners across the sector, PHAP is supporting the consultations through an online-based process – both through a survey targeting some of the specific issues that have come up during the revision process and through managing comments on the current draft revised text.

We encourage all practitioners engaged in child protection to take part in the consultation. To get started, follow the three steps below:

  1. Access the new CPMS draft
  2. Take the CPMS revision survey
  3. Submit comments on the draft

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Target audience and event access

This event is relevant for anyone working in crisis contexts, but is particularly targeted to humanitarian practitioners with child protection responsibilities and child protection specialists.

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