Author: IRC, Save the Children, and UNICEF
Date: Sunday, July 01, 2012
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*Please note that the attached brief provides additional information. The actual Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System is only available upon request through the contact information listed at the bottom of the page.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), Save the Children and UNICEF have been working together since 2005 to promote the use of a standard inter-agency child protection information management system for the child protection sector. The information management system is a practical, field level tool that supports effective and timely responses to individual vulnerable children. It is comprised of database software and accompanying resources and guidance documents, such as standard documentation forms and template data protection protocols.
The IA CP IMS was originally designed to facilitate the ease of family tracing and reunification (FTR) of children in emergencies. In 2009, it was redesigned and enhanced to have the ability to support any thematic area of child protection, including those supporting child protection systems. The IA CP IMS has since been used to facilitate case management and promote optimal care in Release and Reintegration programs and programs supporting children with specific vulnerabilities in camp settings. To date, the system has been used in 20 countries by a range of child protection actors.
For general enquiries about the project and information management, as well as queries about how to set up and use the database to support a CP program, please contact the members of the steering committee for each agency: