Prevention Programme for Children and Families at Risk

ECPAT International

WHAT: Guidance on setting up prevention programs to reduce child protection risks to children and young people, and in particular to prevent commercial sexual exploitation.   It includes case study comparisons, definitions and cooperation guidelines for multi-agency actors, and examples of community prevention work.

WHO: Policy makers, social and community workers, health, education and law professionals involved with the protection and welfare of children, and specifically concerned with the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

WHERE:  Globally relevant, yet requires adapting according to the national or local context.

WHY:  It provides step by step guidance and useful examples of low-cost prevention interventions.  It also clearly describes the different roles of the state, social welfare practitioners, educators, health professionals, police, NGO staff and community volunteers, and requires joint commitment from all.