The Child Protection Minimum Standards revision: Application in practice and next steps

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. 

Read the written responses to the follow-up questions by the guest experts

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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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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

Speakers - introducing the CPMS

Minja Peuschel

Senior Child Protection Advisor at Save the Children and Co-Chair of the CPMS Working Group

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

HURRAS (Syria)

Patricia Landinez

Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF (Mexico)

Efe Listowell

Programme Manager, Center for Community Health & Development International (CHAD Intl) (Nigeria)

Yesica Serrano

Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo (CID) (Colombia)


Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

PHAP Credentialing Program

Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
This event will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

The event will address some aspects of segment 3.4 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

June 19th, 2018 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM

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