Welcome to the Best interests of the child course. This self-study course will 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.
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Is this course for me?
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.
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • 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.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 1 hour to complete

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.

PHAP Credentialing Program: International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action

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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