The Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) is specifically focused on enhancing child protection coordination and response in humanitarian contexts (as defined as Humanitarian Coordinator and Early Warning contexts).
We ensure that the efforts of national and international actors to protect children are well coordinated, achieving maximum quality and impact.
Vision: A world in which children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.
Mission: The efforts of national and international humanitarian actors to protect children in humanitarian settings are well coordinated.
Outcome: Child protection responses in humanitarian contexts (as defined as Humanitarian Coordinator and Early Warning contexts) are effectively led and coordinated to achieve maximum coverage and quality.
Who are the members of the Child Protection AoR?
The members of the CP AoR are humanitarian organisations who are interested in improving coordinated responses for child protection in cluster and early warning contexts. This also includes national and local entities that are members of field-based child protection coordination groups in cluster and early warning settings. The CP AoR has evolved in an inclusive spirit since its inception in 2007.
Membership is only open to organisations, not individuals, and requires a letter of commitment from a director within the organisation. Members commit to:
- Uphold, use and actively promote CP AoR agreed principles, standards, tools and other products at all levels within the organisation, and with partners.
- Actively participate in child protection coordination at field-level fora.
- In contexts or situations where inter-agency tools are not appropriate, coordinate with other responding agencies and agreeing on an alternative.
- Provide inputs to inter-agency tools and resources produced by the group, according to area of expertise, mandate and interests; endorse these tools and resources.
- Attend one face-to-face meeting of the group per year.
Association is open to organisations and individuals, without any formal procedure, and does not entail any explicit commitments. In recognition of the important contribution made by individual consultants and personnel, these individuals are also welcome to be associated with the CP AoR, especially members of the pool of potential CP coordinators.
Without joining the group in any formal way, any persons or organization are also welcome to make use of the resources and discussion fora on the CP AoR website, cpaor.net.