This module reviews core principles important for development and well-being of the child and focuses on the best interests principle. It provides an overview of the best interests process.
Upon completing this module, you should be able to:
understand the fundamental principles of child rights
describe the risks a child can be exposed to during childhood and displacement
explain UNHCR’s role in child protection;
use the child protection systems approach to analysed and strengthen child protection programming
define the best interests principle and its importance
explain the best interests process: best interests assessment (BIA) and best interests determination (BID)
plan, implement and manage child protection programmes with the best interest procedure as a key component.
This module is suitable is designed for protection, community service, programme and field staff – both managers and operational staff - though all those involved in humanitarian response will find it useful. It was developed by UNCHCR for their own staff.
This module will take around 60 minutes to complete.
PHAP Credentialing Program: International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action
This course will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action.
In particular, the course addresses some aspects of segment 2.1 of the certification outline.
Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program