The joint statement aims to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. It lays out the particular vulnerabilities that children and families face, the ways that social protection can impact children even when not focused on them, and outlines principles and approaches for undertaking child-sensitive social protection. The statement emerged from meetings and discussions between partners to consider and outline the importance of furthering social protection and ensuring it is child-sensitive. Moving forward, we hope the statement will support further dialogue among stake-holders on the evolving policy and programming aspects of child-sensitive social protection. The statement is an open one; for information on joining the signatories and supporting the statement, please visit www.unicef.org/socialpolicy.
DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, Institute of Development Studies, International Labour Organization, ODI, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank