In May 2009, Save the Children launched a global initiative to strengthen children’s right to be protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. The Child Protection Initiative (CPI) currently focuses on two priority areas:
- Children without appropriate care (including children on the move) and
- child protection in emergencies.
Through targeted support to child protection programmes and documentation of innovative approaches in priority countries, the Child Protection Initiative produces evidence to demonstrate how legal and policy changes, preventive measures, capacity building and other responses can reach more children and create immediate and long term sustainable improvements in their lives. To contribute to the effective management of the initiative, regional teams and subject specific task teams have been established at various levels of the agency to provide technical support to the pilot and research projects.