Summary of studies undertaken on community based child protection mechanisms 2009-2014

Published: June 2014
Author: Community Child Protection Exchange

A short round up of studies undertaken since the publication of the 2009 review “What are we learning about community based child protection mechanisms?” All the studies are hyperlinked.

Summary: Learning about children in urban slums

Published: March 2014
Author: Principal Investigator, Mike Wessells, Columbia Group for Children in Adversity

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection systems.

An overview of the results of this study. Four pages.

PRESS RELEASE: Child Rights Advocates Call on Africa to Strengthen Child Protection Systems

Published: November 2013
Author: African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; and World Vision..

Addis Ababa, 6th November 2013 – Thirteen agencies working in Africa have issued a Joint Statement calling on African governments to strengthen their child protection systems to secure the right of children to a life free from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in both emergency and non-emergency settings.

Le renforcement des systemes de protection de l’enfance en sfrique subsaharienne : Un appel a l’action

Published: Novembre, 2013
Author: African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; and World Vision

Treize agences travaillant en Afrique ont lancé une Déclaration Conjointe qui appelle les gouvernements africains à renforcer leurs systèmes de protection de l’enfance afin de garantir à chaque enfant, le droit à une vie sans violence, abus, exploitation et maltraitance dans les contextes d’urgence et de non-urgence.

Cette Déclaration souligne qu’assurer ce droit à la protection contribue à la réalisation des programmes de développement national et des agendas de réduction de la pauvreté en Afrique. Les agences, parmi lesquelles l’UNICEF et des réseaux d’ONGs, ont livre leurs recommandations lors de la 22ième Session du Comité des Experts Africains sur les Droits et le Bien-être des Enfants, le 6 novembre 2013, à Addis Abeba, en Ethiopie.

Communiqué de presse: Des Activistes des Droits de l’Enfant lancent un Appel à l’Afrique pour renforcer les Systèmes de Protection de l’Enfance

Published: Novembre, 2013
Author: The African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; et World Vision..

Addis Ababa, 6 Novembre 2013 – Treize agences travaillant en Afrique ont lancé une Déclaration Conjointe qui appelle les gouvernements africains à renforcer leurs systèmes de protection de l’enfance afin de garantir à chaque enfant, le droit à une vie sans violence, abus, exploitation et maltraitance dans les contextes d’urgence et de non-urgence.

Community Child Protection Exchange: Six things to know about it and why you should join

Published: August 2013
Author: The community child protection exchange

A two-page brief about the Community Child Protection Exchange

Policy Brief: Pathways from parental AIDS to psychological, educational and HIV risks for children

Published: 2013
Author: Cluver, L, Orkin, M, Boyes, M, Sherr, L, Makhasi, D, Nikelo, J.

The Questions:
•    Evidence shows that parental AIDS-illness and death have severe negative impacts on children. But we need to understand why AIDS has these effects.
•    This study aims to identify these pathways, and thus identify important targets for interventions.
•    3 key outcomes are examined: psychological, HIV-infection risks and educational

Community Partnerships for Child Protection in Africa

Published: 2013
Author: REPSSI, ANPPCAN and USAID Health Care Improvement Project

REPSSI, ANPPCAN and USAID Health Care Improvement Project plan and roll out their joint, bottom-up community of learning on child and family protection systems – In recognition of the need to ensure evidence-based programming for community level initiatives, this programme consolidates and disseminates evidence-based best practices and capacity building efforts in child protection at the community and district levels in Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.

The programme supports technical working groups for learning at the national and district levels, as well as through “community conversations”. These groups are also supported to develop action plans for child protection based on learning and evidence.

Children And AIDS: Compendium of abstracts presented at the 17th ICASA

Published: December 2013
Author: UNICEF

Children And AIDS: Compendium of abstracts presented at the 17th ICASA

Community Child Protection Exchange Roadmap to ICASA 2013

Published: 2013
Author: Child Protection Forum

Use this roadmap to navigate ICASA and access the most relevant sessions, posters and other events concerning children, child protection, community action, child protection and health systems strengthening and HIV and AIDS.

Please note that there are many more sessions not listed here which relate to Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) or vertical transmission. Only those which reflect the key words below have been included. For the most part this excludes sessions of a clinical nature.

Sessions and posters focusing on HIV and AIDS issues but which potentially have lessons for the chid protection community have also been included.

Key words and phrases include: child participation, child protection, child and adolescent rights, children affected by HIV and AIDS, children with disabilities, community action, community-based, community dialogues, discrimination, family, informal, mental health, multi-sectoral, new technologies, older people, orphans and vulnerable children, psychosocial support, social protection, stigma, systems strengthening, violence against children, youth.

Comparative analysis of community based child protection mechanisms supported by Plan in Asia – child friendly summary report

Published: 2012
Author: Plan International

This report provides a child-friendly summary of Plan’s comparative analysis of community based child protection mechanisms.

Policy and programming resource guide for child protection systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa- a resource guide

Published: 2012
Author: Interagency working group on child protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa

This Resource Guide is intended to provide practical tools and resources for two related groups of stakeholder users:

1. country level policy and decision makers who are in a position to oversee or contribute to system building efforts (including those technical experts who would make use of the resources and tools to develop the data and decision points to inform policy and decisions)

2. international and country level partners who are providing technical assistance and/or funding aimed at system strengthening. The guide includes programming and policy tools and resources designed to improve the national protection response at both the central and decentralized level, but focuses primarily on upstream interventions.

Qu’apprenons-nous sur la protection des enfants dans la communauté?

Published: 2009
Author: Mike Wessells on behalf of an Inter-Agency Reference Group

Cette synthèse exécutive résume en français les résultats d’une étude inter-agence des éléments recuillies sur les mécanismes de protection de l’enfance au sein de la communauté.