Applying Basic Child Protection Mainstreamin: Training for Field Staff in Non-Protection Sector (Facilitator's Guide)
All staff members of InterAction member organizations should aim to protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence, respond to children’s rights violations, and help build children’s resilience and the resilience of their families and communities regardless of their sectors or areas of work. The one-day training workshop outlined in this Facilitator’s Guide is intended to acquaint staff members who are not child protection practitioners with basic concepts related to child protection, help them think through how their areas of work can contribute to child protection, and give them the opportunity to plan and to take some actions to increase protection of children through their own work. The training touches on the practice of engaging children (the complex concept of child participation) in assessments, implementation, and evaluations taking into consideration children’s perspectives and needs. However, it is not an in-depth training on any of these subjects and it also highlights some of the limits to what non-specialists can do. Some resources are provided for participants to consult or to start learning more in some of the areas.
This is an adaptable, user-friendly tool consisting of two principle documents: a PowerPoint presentation that can guide the flow of the workshop and a Facilitator’s Guide with relevant resources. This is a basic overview training workshop, emphasizing key concepts, rather than the nuances of the state of the art and academic discussions.