Child Protection


The protection of children is crucial to their survival, health, and wellbeing. Unfortunately, millions of children are exploited, abused and are victims of violence. Every day, children are forced to work on farms, on the streets, as prostitutes, casual workers or domestic help. Abuse, exploitation and violence disgraceful as they are usually occurring in private. Only time reveals the consequences: children uneducated, unhealthy and impoverished. For this and more reasons, Child Protection course is paramount to ensure every adult play part in protecting children.


The aim of the course is to enhance the participant’s understanding of child protection issues for the protection of girls and boys and the prevention and response to violations against children during the times of conflicts.


5 Days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
CP05 23 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CP05 27 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
CP05 18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

Brief description on what the course modules cover:

  • The course opens with the setting of the conflict environment
  • This is followed by an intense look at the nature of armed conflict
  • Next we dissect the conflict and post-conflict situations to expose the dynamics at play
  • One critical dynamic is the change in social capital and especially altered gender roles
  • Consequently, we address the issue of gender in conflict
  • With the environment set, we introduce the child and child rights
  • This is followed by situating the child in situations of armed conflict and the likely effects on the child and the need to protect the child from these effects
  • This will bring us to the concept of child protection
  • With armed conflict invading children’s spaces, we have this disturbing trend of children being drawn into armed conflict. We thus address the issue of child involvement in armed conflict
  • At this point, we will introduce the CARANA scenario that will be the focus of our syndicate-based planning for prevention and response to child rights violations
  • Children not only get involved in conflict but are also victims of such conflicts seeing that children make up about 52 % of Africa’s population. We will thus look at the child as victim of conflict
  • We will then look at child protection in a Conflict context
  • How do we protect children and respond to violations of their rights? To answer this question, we will look at child protection frameworks and the legal instruments that we can employ in this effort
  • We will then delve into the specific ways in which children’s rights are violated and the prevention of and response to these violations, stressing the need for and importance of coordination
  • This will be followed by a look at the specific roles that PSO (military, police and civilian) personnel can play in child protection and the expected conduct of PSO personnel in PSO Context.
  • Local justice systems and handling of children in conflict with law will be examined
  • PSO personnel have a critical role to play in monitoring and reporting on child rights violations. This is done within the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) framework
  • Finally, to bring all the material covered together, a practicum based on the CARANA scenario will have the participants in syndicates planning for prevention and response to child protection issues identified in the CARANA scenario.


  • Understanding contemporary conflict context
  • Roles and Responsibilities of peacekeeping mission components and external parties
  • Gender in conflict context
  • Nature of armed conflict
  • Dynamics of conflict and post-conflict situations
  • Conceptualization of a child and child rights
  • Introduction to CARANA
  • International and regional legal frameworks of child Protection
  • National frameworks of child protection
  • Protection, Response and Coordination in Child Protection
  • Handling children in conflict with the law
  • Local justice

Course Administration Details:


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or +250 789 621 067 or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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