25 Oct 2016

ACTED - Child Protection Mobile Emergency Response Teams ready to deploy in Northern Ninewa

ACTED Child Protection Mobile Emergency Response Teams ready to deploy in Northern Ninewa

ACTED Child Protection Mobile Emergency Response Teams are preparing to respond to the Mosul Emergency and are mobilised for rapid deployment to pre-identified screening centers in three districts: Telafar, Telkeif and Shikhan.

ACTED Child Protection Mobile Emergency Response Teams will provide psychosocial support and will conduct emergency case management to IDP conflict affected children. ACTED will prioritise the rapid identification and referral of children at significant risk, especially unaccompanied and separated children (UaSC), child survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and children associated with armed forces or armed groups.

The three ACTED Rapid Emergency Response Teams will comprise 2 specialised case workers, who will have the capacity to register 25 cases of at-risk children and youth at any one time. The CPU team leaders will have the capacity to register 5 high-risk cases. Each team of 2 case-workers and the CPU team leader will be able to manage 55 cases at each time, resulting in 155 cases being addressed at any one time, within each of the three teams.

ACTED's Rapid Emergency Response Teams will identify cases of vulnerable children through child friendly spaces, youth groups, parent groups, and awareness campaigns aimed at mobilising the community to report child protection concerns. The teams will also receive concerns from child protection partners, referrals from the child protection sub-committee (as well as other clusters), and referrals through the local authorities.

Furthermore, ACTED is part of the Rapid Protection Assessment network which provides essential information on the protection concerns and needs to inform the humanitarian response and advocate on key concerns or service gaps.

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