Child and Youth-centred Accountability: a Guide for Involving Young People in Monitoring and Evaluating Child Protection Systems
Child-Centred Accountability and Protection Evaluation (CAPE) is a multiinstitutional pilot project focused on assessing how the impact of child protection services and programs addressing sexual abuse and exploitation can be measured and evaluated from a child-centred perspective. As such, the project is centred on developing an understanding of the meaning of risk, protection and well-being from the perspectives of vulnerable young people, and translating this knowledge into actions to promote child rights-based system change in Brazil, Colombia and Thailand. The first phase of the CAPE Project was supported financially by the Oak Foundation.
CAPE's Guidebook draws on the work of the IICRD and our partners from around the globe to develop practical tools and processes to work with children and young people to plan, monitor and evaluate child protection systems and interventions.
This Guide is designed to be used by protection organizations, facilitators, local governments, young people, communities, and other child protection actors to promote and foster strong accountability to children, youth and their communities in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) process with respect to protection for young people.
The Guide can support you to engage with children, young people and their communities in the process of monitoring and evaluating child and youth protection programs, services and systems. It can be used to strengthen your understanding of young people’s experience of and perspective on well-being, risks and protection – with a view to strengthening M&E practices and ultimately, strengthening the accountability of protection programming, systems and services for young people. The tools are designed to be engaging and interactive, and can be used separately or together, depending on the context in which you are working and the objectives of your engagement.
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Watch CAPE's digital stories to learn about what young people had to say about the protective and risk factors in their communities as well as their suggestions for opportunities to improve their well-being.
This report shares the key activities, results and learnings from CAPE, informing and engaging partners, advisors and stakeholders about 2011-2012 highlights and planning of plan next steps.
Read the draft abstracts of case study papers to learn more about the CAPE findings. Each paper focuses on distinct 'entry points' related to sexual abuse and exploitation including violence, local governance, legislation, and community councils.