Introduction to child protection

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Welcome to the Introduction to child protection course. Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF's mandate. This online self-study course describes what the UNICEF Child Protection programme does and why it’s important.

This is a single module. The full UNICEF child protection course, from which it is taken, includes additional modules and resources. The full course is only available on UNICEF's Agora platform.


How will I benefit from this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explore some forms of violence, exploitation and abuse that children experience and/or are at risk of facing throughout the world.
  • Describe what child protection means in UNICEF and why it is central to UNICEF's mission.
  • Identify UNICEF child protection programming strategies.
  • Illustrate what a child protection programme might look like and the result it can achieve.

How long will it take?

It should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

How much does it cost?
This course is free.

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.