Children unlike adults are affected uniquely by conflicts and emergencies however; they could facilitate quick and lasting recovery efforts by members of the community. Children find themselves in vulnerable situations during emergencies and bear the greatest brunt of disasters because of their vulnerability. As such, these children are exposed to displacement, separation, discrimination, forced labor, sexual and economic exploitation, trafficking and conflicts.  Child protection measures have to be undertaken from the onset of emergency to ensure their wellbeing is guarded. To achieve this, professionals working with children have a duty to prevent violence and abuse and to enable children to access protection services through government and community systems.

This training focus is on how children in emergency setting can be protected besides receiving the standard humanitarian package of food, water, shelter, medicines and sanitation. Further to the physical needs that children receive, they need psychosocial assistance


This course aims to broaden and deepen understanding of child protection professionals on safeguarding child, risk factors that predispose children to vulnerability.


At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Expand knowledge on principles and approaches to child protection programming
  • Monitor and report grave violations and serious protection concerns for children
  • Design child protection systems and strengthen children’s resilience in emergencies
  • Identify and practice standards to address child protection needs, quality child protection response and standards to mainstream child protection in other humanitarian sectors

Post training mentorship

All graduates of ICRD are provided with dedicated coaches to accompany them after graduating including receiving recent and relevant journals, research and benchmarking practices on topical issues in respective disciplines.

Entry requirements

This course has beginners and advanced modules and ICRD will advise individuals appropriately after reviewing their applications

Detailed Course Description

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Cost: USD 750 for individuals; 650 for groups above 10 participants.

Training fee includes conference package (training venue, tea/coffee, lunch, snacks, wifi etc)

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