Introduction to Child Protection: Teacher's Handbook

Save the Children Alliance

WHAT:  A handbook that identifies and addresses issues of child protection in education in Southern Sudan, and mobilizes communities into action to make schools protective and nurturing learning environments.  Covers safeguarding children from abuse, exploitation and violence, as well as identifying and responding to abuse. 

WHO:  Teachers, education authorities, parent-teacher associations, and social and community workers involved in the care, protection and education of children.

WHERE:  While based upon The Child Act 2008 legislation governing child protection in Southern Sudan, this document may be easily adapted to country-specific legal frameworks.

WHY:  Provides a guide to child-protection for teachers and school-related staff.  It includes useful inter-active modules that address what protection is, types of abuse and how to prevent, identify and respond to it, and an overview of national and international protection related legislation. 

N.B. This handbook is part of a set and can be given to teachers for their own use, or as an accompaniment to their participation in a Child Protection training based on the following resource (included in this toolkit): Child Protection Training Manual. Facilitator’s Guide for Teacher Training, Save the Children Alliance, 2008.