Child Protection Minimum Standards (in Humanitarian Action)

Child protection is the ‘prevention of and response to abuse, neglect,exploitation and violence against children’.[1]

The inter-agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action have since their launch in 2012 contributed significantly to the professionalisation of the sector. In the latest edition, 1,900 individuals from 85 agencies and 82 countries have contributed in the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action CPMS Working Group's effort to strengthen the standards’ emphasis on principles, evidence and prevention and increases their applicability to internal displacement and refugee contexts.

See also: CAAFAG