Court of Guardianship and UNICEF host three-day Child Protection in Emergencies training


PHILIPSBURG – The Court of Guardianship of St. Maarten and UNICEF will be hosting a three-day Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) training on Friday May 18th, Monday 21st, and Tuesday 22nd from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at the University of St. Maarten (USM). 

The CPiE training stems from the post-disaster needs assessments UNICEF conducted shortly after Hurricane Irma in September and October last year. The Child Protection assessment findings revealed the need for child protection to be mainstreamed and strengthened across the disaster management system in preparation for possible future disasters and the need to increase the understanding of Child Protection in Emergencies among key stakeholders in disaster response.

The objectives of the training are as follows:

The Child Protection Working Group’s Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Emergencies handbook will also be made available to all the participants during the training.

Source: 721 News