During an emergency, existing problems are often exacerbated and child protection mechanisms and systems can be undermined or damaged. As a humanitarian professional, how can you ensure children are safe and protected?

Developed in collaboration by Save the Children and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, with support from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, this mid-level online course will develop your knowledge of good practice child protection, with a particular focus on conflict settings.

This course aims to make a difference to children affected by conflict, by providing humanitarian professionals with the tools, resources and knowledge to better analyse child protection risks and concerns, as well as to strengthen their decision making in emergencies.

Using four interactive scenarios, each covering a different aspect of child protection, you will be asked to make choices and decisions in the best interests of the child. As you progress through the course, you will learn about the general principles of child protection in emergencies, sexual violence, separation of children and recruitment and use of children by armed actors.

The course is entirely free and should take you about 90 minutes.

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