Enhancing community engagement in child protection Kampala and Arusha Workshops – Highlights from the workshops
Author: Community Child Protection Exchange for the Interagency Learning Initiative (ILI)
A themes-focused report back of the workshops held in Kampala and Arusha 30 Jan-01 Feb and 06 Feb-08 Feb, 2018. These workshops were designed to create the time and space for practitioners in Uganda and Tanzania to reflect deeply on aspects of their own organisation’s community-based child protection work, learn about each others’ work and other evidence and learning, and to think about how they might employ some different approaches moving forward.
Requests for Proposals – Developing a user-friendly version of a guide and toolkit for community-based child protection
Author: Save the Children
Consultants sought. Deadline 03 July 2018.
Save the Children is developing an online, user-friendly version of a guide and associated toolkit which has already been written by Professor Michael Wessells of the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity on behalf of the Interagency Learning Initiative for Strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and National Child Protection Systems (ILI).
The guide and its companion tools are now in an advanced draft and are being actively shared with and used by stakeholders. You can access the advanced draft of the guide here (from google drive).
The purpose of the guide and its companion toolkit is to promote sustainable child protection alternatives that are community-led rather than NGO- or expert-led. It is hoped that the guide and toolkit will become important resources for practitioners wishing to strengthen approaches and practices which facilitate strong community ownership and are community-led.
The guide has been written with multiple audiences in mind – senior NGO managers and programmers, facilitators, and also donors and policy leaders. It consists of seven brief chapters written in an accessible style with a minimum of academic jargon and references. The guide and toolkit aim to increase understanding of community-led approaches and how to implement a community-led approach.
It is envisaged that the online, user-friendly version of the guide and toolkit will be easily searchable and navigable. The online version will be updated from time to time by the author and team.
The ILI is an interagency group, which for the last eight years, has focused on researching, sharing and promoting evidence and learning to strengthen policy, programmes and practice around community-owned and-led child protection. One of the key initiatives of the ILI has been the establishment of an online environment and network, the Community Child Protection Exchange, to bring child protection practitioners together and link them to key research and learning on this topic.
Barefoot Guide 5 – Mission Inclusion
Author: The Fifth Barefoot Guide Writer’s Collective
Many organisations, large and small, are tackling the deep challenges of exclusion and coming up with creative, innovative and workable solutions that are putting into practice the policies and strategies that everyone is talking about. This Barefoot Guide, written by 34 practitioners from 16 different countries on all continents makes many of these successful approaches and solutions more visible.
Qualitative research for development – A guide for practitioners
Author: Morten Skovdal and Flora Cornish, Save the Children Fund
A useful guide showing how practitioners can use qualitative research to improve practical programming.
Free download until 28 February 2017! http://dx.doi.org/10.3362/9781780448534 Thereafter contact Lucy@childprotectionforum.org
Presentation by Eddy Walakira – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016
Author: Eddy Walakira
This presentation looks at the results of a War Child Holland initiative in Northern Uganda around prevention of violence against children in a post war setting.
Presentation by Patrick Onyango – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016
Author: Patrick Onyango
A presentation on girl mothers in armed forces and groups and their children in Northern Uganda, Liberia and Sierra Leone – Participatory Action Research to assess and improve their situations.
Presentation by Mike Wessells – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August 2016
Author: Mike Wessells
Mike Wessells’ presentation at the Kampala workshop 17-18 August 2016 where he discusses questions about community driven child protection which keep him awake at night.
Child and Youth-Centred Accountability – A Guide for Involving Young People in Monitoring & Evaluating Child Protection Systems
Author: Vanessa Currie and Cheryl Heykoop for International Institute for Child Rights and Development
Child-Centred Accountability and Protection Evaluation (CAPE) is a multi-institutional pilot project focused on assessing how the impact of child protection services and programs addressing sexual abuse and exploitation can be measured and evaluated from a child-centred perspective.
Presentation: Possibilities, Perils and Pitfalls of doing a CP-KAP
Author: Dr Monica Ruiz-Casares
Dr Monica Ruiz-Casares’ presentation for the webinar “Research on a Shoestring” 17th March 2014.
Presentation: Puff adders, taxi lords and budgets from hell – an A-Z of research disasters
Author: Dr. Lucie Cluver
Dr Lucie Cluver’s presentation from the webinar “Research in a shoestring” 17th March 2014
Community Child Protection Exchange Roadmap to ICASA 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.
Supporting Young Carers: Programme guidelines for households in which young people are caring for other household members
The overall aims of the guidelines are to help young carers:
1.To feel more empowered (by the acquisition of new knowledge and skills) and less vulnerable in their role as young carers;
2.To feel more supported (by other individuals and groups) in their role as a young carer.
Anaylsis, Design and Planning Tool (ADAPT) for Child Protection
Author: World Vision
The ADAPT for Child Protection is a toolkit produced by World Vision for its own programme staff. It has been specifically designed to help with the identification, prioritisation and root cause analysis of child protection issues.
It also helps with the identification and mapping of the systems that are in place to protect children. The toolkit is broken into two major parts.
The first part guides the reader through a national level child protection analysis.
The second part guides programme staff, local partners and other key stakeholders through a local level child protection analysis.
Please note that this is the first draft of ADAPT and it is due for a revision before the end of 2012.
Plan Comparative Analysis of community based child protection mechanisms in Asia – Methodology report
Author: Plan International
This report describes the methodology used by Plan for their comparative analysis of community based child protection mechanisms. The report includes the full set of tools used.
Child Protection Manual – National Training Curriculum, Republic of Uganda
Author: Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Uganda
The national training manual on child protection in Uganda which aims to ensure the harmonisation, standardisation and institutionalisation of Child Protection Training Materials in Uganda.
Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support – Facilitating community support structures: lessons learned from Uganda about community-based psychosocial and mental health interventions
Author: REPSSI and TPO Uganda
Practical information about community-based psychosocial and mental health interventions in the aftermath of emergency situations. This learning is derived from the experiences of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation in Uganda (TPO) and REPSSI.
Policy and programming resource guide for child protection systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa- a resource guide
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: Country level policy and decision makers and international and country level partners who are providing technical assistance and/or funding aimed at system strengthening.
Advocacy through community engagement
Author: Child Hope UK
The Child Advocacy Project is a collaborative approach to advocacy addressing access to children’s rights. Working in partnership, four partner organisations have developed strategies for improving access to health, housing and welfare rights of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children in South Africa.
The Journey of Life: Community Workshops to Support Children 2005
Building upon “The Journey of Life: A Community Workshop to Support Children,” this 2005 publication includes much of what is available in that earlier workshop manual but also includes a section for holding workshops with children.
The Journey of Life: A Community Workshop to Support Children 2004
This 2004 publication from the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative, is a workshop designed to raise awareness of the problems and needs of children. It provides guidelines on how the community can find solutions. It was developed in southern and eastern Africa but has been used in a variety of settings. This 49-page booklet includes instructions for the facilitator(s) and concrete workshop planning tools.
Outcome mapping – Building learning and reflection into development programs
Author: Sarah Earl, Fred Carden & Terry Smutylo. Foreword by Michael Quinn Patton
How can we really measure the the impact of our programmes? This book helps practitioners identify and set realistic expectations and goals for outcome mapping.