Welcome to the Introduction to child protection course. Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF's mandate.  This online self-study course describes what the UNICEF Child Protection programme does and why it’s important.

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.

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Is this course for me?
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.
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion 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.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 30 minutes 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: Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem. 

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This course will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

In particular, the course address some aspects of segment 2.3 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program