Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA)

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in a humanitarian crisis and there is a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in child protection. This training will prepare humanitarians to address child protection needs and mainstream child protection strategies in an emergency setting.

Are you a humanitarian practitioner or looking to enter the sector, and have an interest and commitment to child protection? This course will broaden your understanding of child protection within the humanitarian system, based on the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Minimum Standards, and you will be equipped with the right tools and strategies to apply in the field.

Who is this course for?

This intermediate-level course is ideal for people already involved or likely to be involved in child protection in emergencies programming, as a coordinator, practitioner and/or decision maker.

You are expected to have a base-level understanding of child protection issues and be aware of the risk factors that increase children's vulnerability during humanitarian action.

The course is in English and you need to have a reasonable proficiency of the English language.

Find out if this course is right for you. Contact our training team for more information - [email protected]

RedR Australia is a member of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, a global network of operational agencies, academic institutions, policymakers, donors and practitioners, that facilitates inter-agency technical collaboration on child protection in all humanitarian contexts.

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RedR Head Office, Carlton, Melbourne
Address: 55-61 Barry Street, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia

Learning Objectives

Aims and Objectives

Over the past decade, humanitarian crises have been increasing in number and duration, with the number of crises receiving an internationally led response almost doubling between 2005 and 2017 according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Increasing emergencies bring a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) and, by delivering this training, you will be able to join the highly skilled pool of experts trained to deploy in this sector.

With humanitarian organisations increasingly focused on child protection, these skills are a valuable asset to a career in the humanitarian field.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the risk factors that make children vulnerable in emergencies
  • Develop knowledge of best practices in prevention, preparedness and response to protecting children in emergencies
  • Understand how to apply the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Minimum Standards for protecting children in humanitarian settings
  • Appreciate the role of coordination in child protection
  • Gain improved leadership and coordination skills in formal and informal cluster settings

Course Modules

  • Principles and Approaches to Child Protection in Emergencies
  • Being prepared for an emergency with a Child Protection lens
  • Addressing Child Protection needs
  • Developing Child Protection strategies
  • Mainstreaming Child Protection in emergencies
  • The Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action
  • Preparedness and Risk Informed Programming
  • The Minimum Standards and Preparedness
  • Coordinating in Humanitarian Settings 

Degree of Difficulty

This is a three-day, intensive, classroom-based course. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the knowledge to apply child protection skills through a combination of exercises and scenarios.

Our Training Team

Our highly experienced trainers deliver a unique and high quality training experience.

Our trainers have extensive experience in complex emergencies and natural disasters in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Asia Pacific.


Course Fees

Full rate: AUD $1,250
Early bird rates from: AUD $950

Inclusions: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, handbook and all training materials. Accommodation and travel is not included.

Course fees are in Australian dollars and can be paid in full via credit card through our secure payment facility. Organisations are able to request to receive an invoice. 

Further instructions regarding course logistics will be provided upon payment of course fees. Full payment of course fees is required prior to attendance.

Essential Course Information


RedR Australia's head office, located at 55-61 Barry Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053.

Course Timing

Registration takes place from 8:30 am on the first day of this course and activities will run from 9am – 5pm daily.

Travel and Accommodation

Please arrange your own travel to and from our training venues. Accommodation is not included in the course fee.

Travel insurance is recommended for all applicants and is mandatory for international participants.

Pre-course Learning

It is strongly recommended that you complete the prescribed reading and online module before course commencement. RedR Australia will send you this information approximately two weeks prior to the course.

Please refer to your course orientation guide, received upon enrollment, for more detailed essential course information.