The Child Protection Resource Center

The Child Protection Resource Center (CPRC) has been operating since 2015. It aims to contribute to the development of a rights-based protection system by providing multiple methodological services for child protection specialists from both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The number of children living in difficult circumstances and child rights’ violations cases have been steadily increasing due to a number of factors. Significant contributing factors are: high staff turn-over rates, overburden, lack of ongoing professional development support for child protection workers, lack of professionals, insufficient financial mechanisms for the child protection sector, poor reporting and referring systems for child rights’ violations. Coordination within this sector is also requiring more structured support.


Save the Children Japan’s Mongolia Country Strategic Plan states that “Capacities of public servants involved in child protection services will be enhanced through pre-service, in-service, and specialized training that will be made mandatory by the government”. The CPRC plays a pivotal role in implementing this strategic aim.

The CPRC aims to contribute to the development of a rights-based child protection system through empowering child protection workers and other relevant staff.

Principles:

  • Respect the best interests of children and provide safe and harmonious environments within their families;
  • Encourage cooperation and partnership for delivering participation-based effective child protection services involving child participation; and
  • Consider child protection workers as adult learners and respect their previous knowledge, skills, experiences, professionalism and individuality.

Target groups:

  • Social workers in child protection field at all levels
  • Child Protection Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) at khoroos, soums, and districts
  • Social workers-students who are interested in the field of child protection
  • Other relevant staff of child protection including primary and secondary schools’ directors, managers, teachers, staffs, non-formal educational facilitators, workers at khoroo, soum levels, media workers, communities, individuals, etc.
  • Children, parents, families, and caregivers who wish to receive information and counselling on children’s rights and protections 
CPRC officer is giving an advice to the parent. © Save the Children, 2017
CPRC officer is giving an advice to the parent. © Save the Children, 2017

Training on thematic issues relating to child rights and child protection tailored to the needs of target audiences.

On-the-job consultancy on issues of child rights and child protection, particularly in relation to the role of social workers helping children who have been exposed to violence.

Open seminars with researchers and experts speaking on child protection and the theoretical and practical aspects of social work.

Library with more than 600 books and handbooks in 190 categories published in Mongolian, and 500 books and handbooks in 150 categories published in English for social workers and students specializing in child protection. Readers have direct access to the library at the center or can borrow publications to take home.

Advocacy activities on child rights, child protection and positive discipline techniques in cooperation with educational and other institutions.

Methodological support to develop training curricula, handbooks and guidelines on child protection.

Classroom space - a comfortable venue that accommodates up to 25 people for trainings, meetings, seminars and consultations.