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Guidelines on Assessing the Best Interests of the Child

One of UNHCR’s key priorities is to protect and promote the rights of all children falling under its mandate. In order to achieve this, UNHCR and its partners must support the strengthening or establishment of comprehensive child protection systems. A best interests determination (BID) describes...

Quick Guide to the New 2018 Guidelines on Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child

UNHCR has updated its Guidelines on Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child (Best Interests Procedure (BIP) Guidelines). The BIP Guidelines combine a conceptual framework of the best interests of the child with field-driven, operational guidance to provide one consolidated,...

Community-based Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Definitions and terminology

This resource provides a list of common Community Based Child Protection (CBCP) related terms and their definitions and is intended to show the evolving definitions around CBCP.

Accelerating Action to Address Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania

As the field of violence prevention and response continues to grow, the long-term, multi-sectoral coordination model piloted in Tanzania is often cited as a model for impact, capacity-building, ownership and momentum.

Child Friendly Spaces Impact Across Five Humanitarian Settings: A meta analysis

Humanitarian crises present major threats to the wellbeing of children. These threats include risks of violence, abduction and abuse, emotional distress and the disruption of development. Humanitarian response efforts frequently address these threats through psychosocial programming. Systematic...

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Communicating with Children in Court: A useful guide in child protection

Professionals working in criminal and family courts often say that they feel ill-prepared to communicate with children and young people. This tool provides practical suggestions and guidance for practitioners in communicating with children in court.

Monitoring Child Protection within Humanitarian Cash Programmes

This study intends to inform the development and piloting of new approaches to integrating child protection concerns into multi-purpose cash monitoring frameworks.

Successful OVC Transition: Learning from 4Children's Lesotho Experiences

This learning brief captures the experience of transitioning a large USAD-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another.

Case Management Standard Operating Procedures for Child Programming in Uganda

This toolkit builds on Ugandan experience and lessons identifying, enrolling, supporting, and graduating vulnerable children and families out of program support.

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