Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF's mandate. This course describes what the UNICEF Child Protection programme does and why it’s important.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  Explore some forms of violence, exploitation and abuse that children experience and/or are at risk of facing throughout the world.

  Describe what child protection means in UNICEF and why it is central to UNICEF's mission.

  Identify UNICEF child protection programming strategies.

  Illustrate what a child protection programme might look like and the result it can achieve.


This module is suitable for humanitarians of any level of seniority, of either technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about child protection, and about UNICEF's child protection work.


It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course. 


This is a single module. The full UNICEF child protection course, from which it is taken, includes additional modules and resources. The full course is only available on UNICEF's Agora platform