Mobile Child Protection Programming Guide

12 April 2021

Guidance for child protection technical specialists, child protection programme managers, mobile field team members and other DRM technical advisors considering employing a mobile approach to deliver integrated child protection services.

Like many humanitarian organisations, Plan International has increasingly been employing mobile approaches to reach remote, hard-to-reach, and conflict-affected populations with essential services.

Several mobile programmes have focused on the Child Protection in Emergencies sector, in collaboration with other forms of assistance such as health and nutrition. As a result, Plan International has recognised the need to provide guidance to Country Teams on how to adapt existing CPiE approaches and operational models to fit the needs and requirements for set up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of mobile child protection programmes.

The guidance in this document is intended to:

  • Provide an overview of what is mobile programming and what it could look like in the Child Protection in Emergencies sector;
  • Help Plan International staff and partners understand if a mobile child protection programme is appropriate for their context and programming objectives;
  • Provide guidelines and key considerations when designing, planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating mobile child protection programmes.

This guidance builds on learning and findings to date from mobile child protection programming across twelve countries and includes inputs from Plan International staff, partners, and external actors engaged in humanitarian
responses, working at national, regional, and global levels. These were gathered through interviews, a survey, and a review of the literature.

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