Supporting community-led child protection – an online guide and toolkit

Published: 2018
Author: Michael G. Wessells for the Child Resilience Alliance

The terms “community-based” and “community-led” are often used interchangeably, but there is in fact a world of difference between these two approaches. A community-led approach to child protection is driven by the community themselves. Here, it is the community who holds the power and owns the process, not NGOs or outside experts. It is also the community who makes the decisions about which harms to children to address and how to address them.­­..Link to the online guide here.