Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA)

Increasing emergencies brings a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) and, by delivering this training, we aim to increase the pool of experts available to deploy in this sector.

Please note that the date 18-20 March 2020 is a proposed date and is subject to change. 

RedR welcomes your expression of interest to attend Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Please email [email protected] to express your interest in attending. You will then be notified once the course is open for registration. 

This course is held annually, with the previous course held in March 2019. The next course will likely be held in March 2020. This is subject to change, although the course is highly likely to be held in March 2020.

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

18 Mar - 20 Mar 20
This course date is unconfirmed and subject to change

Degree of Difficulty

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.


Who is this Course for?

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 CPHA 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 by participants.


Learning Objectives

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 Humanitarian Action (CPHA) 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

Course Fees

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

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 your 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.


Essential Course Information


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.


The Training Team

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