06 Mar - 08 Mar 2019
(Places still available on the course, register now to secure your place)

The number of people affected by humanitarian crises globally has almost doubled over the past decade. Increasing emergencies brings a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in child protection in emergencies (CPiE) and, by delivering this training, we aim to increase the pool of experts available to deploy in this sector.

If you require this course to be tailored for your organisation, please visit Customised Training page for more information. 

This is a three day intensive classroom based course. 

The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background and knowledge to apply child protection skills through a combination of exercises and scenarios. 

This course is an ideal choice for humanitarian practitioners and those entering the sector that have an interest and commitment to child protection, and want to increase their knowledge of how children can be affected in emergency settings.  The course will broaden participants’ understanding of child protection within the broader humanitarian system, and equip them with CPiE tools and strategies to apply in the field.

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. It is expected that participants will already have a sound understanding of general child protection issues and an awareness of the risk factors that increase children's vulnerability in emergencies.

The course is in English and a reasonable proficiency is required for by participants. 

Aims and Objectives

The number of people affected by humanitarian crises globally almost doubled over the past decade. Increasing emergencies brings a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in child protection in emergencies (CPiE) and, by delivering this training, we aim to increase the pool of experts who will be highly skilled and trained to deploy in this sector.

Course Objectives:

  • Improve their understanding of risk factors that make children vulnerable in emergencies
  • Develop knowledge of best practices in prevention, preparedness and response to protecting children in emergencies
  • Be able to apply their skills to protect children
  • Understand the minimum standards for protecting children in humanitarian settings
  • Appreciate the role of coordination in the child protection in emergencies sector
  • 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

Full Rate: $1,500 AUD Reduced Rate: $1,200

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

If you currently work for an NGO or are a member of the RedR Roster ( please supply membership number) you are eligible for the reduced rate.

Course fees are in Australian dollars. A non-refundable deposit of $400 (AUD) is payable at the time of enrolment to secure your place on a course. This payment must be made via credit card through our secure payment facility.

Further instructions regarding course logistics will be provided upon payment of course fees.


RedR Australia's Carlton office, located at 55-61 Barry Street Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3056.

Course Timing

Registration takes place from 8:15 am on the first day of all courses and activities will run from 8:30am – 4:30pm 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 all participants complete the prescribed reading and online module before course commencement. Pre-reading will be sent to registered participants approximately two weeks prior to the course. 

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

Our trainers have extensive experience in complex emergencies and natural disasters in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Asia Pacific. As our trainers are emergency response experts that regularly deploy into global crises, trainers may change from those featured here on the website.


Natalie McCauley

Natalie is a well-known global expert in Child Protection in Emergencies. She has worked across West and Central Africa; Middle East and North Africa; East and Southern Africa; South Asia; South East Asia; the Pacific; the Caribbean and Australia. With 20 years’ experience including working with UNICEF since 2004, Natalie has extensive knowledge in child protection, child protection in emergencies, child safe guarding, and capacity building within humanitarian settings.