The goal of the Alliance’s Prevention Initiative is to ensure prevention is understood and prioritised as a critical element of child protection across humanitarian action. Further investment in preventing harm to children, in addition to responsive actions, is needed for humanitarian to fulfill their ethical duty to prevent harm when possible, to uphold the best interest and rights of the child and to potentially be more cost-effective in our programming.
Prevention is a strategic priority of the Alliance over 2021-2025. Over this period the Prevention Initiative will aim to:
- Generate evidence on prevention as a cost-saving and life-saving intervention to protect children.
- Grow knowledge, capacity, and understanding within the child protection sector on prevention strategies and approaches.
- Engage with other sectors on incorporating child protection prevention strategies and approaches.
2021 Annual Meeting - Preventing Harm to Children
The theme of the Alliance’s 2021 Annual Meeting for Protection Children in was: Preventing Harm to Children. To find background papers, presentations and resources on prevention shared during the Meeting, click here.
Video | Primary Prevention Explained: Sarah's Story
Watch this short video and learn about the importance of prevention for the protection of children in humanitiarian action.
Further Resources to Support Strengths-Based
Approach in Prevention Strategies and Measurement
Prevention approaches seeks to increase child wellbeing in humanitarian settings, not only reduce risks. These core resources will support practitioners to develop a strong conceptual understanding to inform programming as well as participative tools to understand child well being in context.
Defining and Measuring Child Well-Being in Humanitarian Action: A Contextualization Guide
This package includes a guide to leading contextualisation of child well-being in humanitarian action and an accompanying training package and facilitator’s guide.
Prevention Initiative Update
The 2021 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action begins MONDAY, 4 October
Position Paper | From Theory to Practice: Towards a Framework for Primary Prevention in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
This position paper was developed as part of the Alliance-led Prevention Initiative. The objective of the Prevention Initiative is to develop key prevention focused resources to support child protection humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to prevent harm to children before it occurs. Recognizing the strategic importance of improving evidence-based approaches to preventing child protection