Preventing Separation

Children are highly vulnerable to separation from their parents in conflict, displacement or disasters. Families may flee for their safety and lose loved ones in the chaos, parents may leave their children or send them away for their own safety or in the belief they will be better cared for by others. Children may lose their parents to disease, injury or death, while others may be abducted by armed forces, or trafficked.

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The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

The Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub (RSH) aims to support organisations in the aid sector to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH).

World Health Organization (WHO),

This brief summarizes actions that programme planners and implementers should take to minimize the impact that emergencies have on the lives of young children and their families.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, UNHCR, UNICEF,

The purpose of this note is to clarify the linkages and complementarity between INSPIRE seven strategies for ending violence against children and the 2019 Edition of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (‘2019 CPMS’); and to provide some practical guidance on how to use INSPIRE and the 2019 CPMS in conjunction for preventing and responding to violence against children in humanitarian settings.

The Council of Europe,

This compilation contributes to the implementation of the objectives of the Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children in Europe, adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, by bringing together international and European standards on child-friendly practices in the context of migration with illustrations from practice of the kind of initiatives, programmes and procedures that serve to implement these standards.

Murli Desai - Rights-based Integrated Child Protection Service Delivery Systems,

The aim of this module from the book Rights-based Integrated Child Protection Service Delivery Systems is to learn about the child protection services needed during armed conflicts.

Hannah Mehta - Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts,

This publication is aimed at children and young people (and adults too!) so that they know what the governments of the world have said they will do. As the Global Compacts can be difficult to read, this ‘child and youth friendly’ briefing summarizes what these documents say about migrant and refugee children and young people.

Better Care Network ,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This short video was designed for newly hired child protection in humanitarian action (CPHA) staff, as well as child protection staff who want to learn more about working in emergency settings - and the CPMS in particular.

Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision International,

This report presents the results of a consultation - organised by Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision International - which surveyed children in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from refugee communities (who identify themselves as Rohingya) and children from host communities. 


This report highlights initiatives underway that work towards addressing the care and protection of refugee, migrant and displaced children – initiatives that can be replicated around the world.