Welcome to the Alliance’s core training on the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS).
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This introductory e-course is for anyone currently working with and for children in humanitarian settings, as well as all child protection workers who want to prepare themselves for a potential humanitarian crisis.
It can be used:
- As self-guided learning;
- Aa pre-requisite for participants attending Face to Face, on-line, or blended learning opportunities about Child Protection in Humanitarian Action;
- As an induction resource for new staff.
Completion of the course ensures that participants have a common basic knowledge of the Principles and Standards that guide our work with children and families.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the end of this course, learners will:
- Have increased their knowledge of the Child Protection Minimum Standards.
- Understand how the Standards are applied in practice, in particular the principles that the CPMS lay out for our collective approach.
- Recognise how the CPMS can help guide their work, by exploring the content of 2 key standards (Coordination and Programme Cycle Management) and 1 standard of their choice.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD PROTECTION IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION (CPMS)
This required module provides an overview and basic definitions of CPHA and the CPMS themselves. It examines how the CPMS fits into humanitarian and child protection work, their purpose, linkages to other Standards and guidelines, how to use them, etc.
2. PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES
This required module looks at the 10 CPMS Principles in relation to working with children; these provide a basis for our work and how we apply the Standards to achieve quality and accountability.
3. THE STANDARDS
These modules do not intend to be comprehensive but provide an introduction to each Standard and examples of applying that Standard in practice. Please refer to the CPMS Further Readings list and the Alliance’s catalogue of courses for more detailed training on specific topics. Throughout 2021, more Standards will be added to the e-course. Currently, the following are available:
- Standard 1 – Coordination (required)
- Standard 4 – Programme Cycle Management (required)
- Standard 8 – Physical and Emotional Maltreatment
- Standard 9 – Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
- Standard 12 – Child Labour
- Standard 14 – Applying a Socio-Ecological Approach
- Standard 15 – Group Activities for Child Well-Being
- Standard 17 – Community-Level Approaches
- Standard 23 – Education and Child Protection
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
The Alliance wants to ensure that you as a child protection worker (or another humanitarian actor) are acquainted with the full scope of the CPMS; thus, to receive the completion certificate, you are required to complete five modules: Introduction to the CPMS; Principles and Approaches; Standards 1 and 4; and at least one other Standard.
If you are using this e-course as part of a broader capacity-building initiative (i.e. pre-learning for one of the Alliance’s Face-to-Face workshops or a specific e-course that your agency runs, etc.), then your instructor may assign additional modules.
Length: 4-5 hours. You can pause at any time.
We look forwards to your participation!