CISP in partnership with Department of Children Services with financial support from UNICEF is implementing a child protection project, titled, “Closing the gap between communities and child protection services in Kilifi and Nakuru counties”. The project aims at enhancing access to child protection preventive and response services through strengthening and establishing Child Protection Centers in Malindi and Nakuru respectively. A Child Protection Centre (CPC) is a one stop shop placed within the community to serve as a hub of information and services principally for children. This is a place where children at risk of violence, exploitation, neglect, abuse, or separation from family receive integrated protection services such as: rescue, legal aid, re-integration with families, individual case assessment, counselling and referral to other services. The CPC provides space where children are encouraged to talk about their concerns and parents receive information on their duties and responsibilities.

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To enable children in Kilifi and Nakuru counties to have access to services for prevention and response to violence, abuse and exploitation.


Result 1: Nakuru CPC facilities, management and referral system established

Result 2:  Strengthened capacity of CPC duty bearers in Kilifi and Nakuru counties to prevent and respond to violence, abuse and exploitation of children

Result 3:  At least 20,000 child survivors of violence, abuse and exploitation and those at risk in Kilifi and Nakuru counties received quality child protection preventive and response services

Result 4:  Increased community knowledge/awareness on child protection issues at sub-location level in Kilifi County.


Department of Children’s Services (DCS)
Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP)
United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
A CPC Management Committee
Referral Partners (NGOs, other government departments, Civil Society Organizations, Community leaders, religious leaders and teachers)
Children through Children’s Assemblies and Child Rights Clubs


20,000 Children (through school outreach and awareness events)
30,000 Parents and caregivers (through capacity building, focus group discussions, information sessions and awareness events)
7,200 Children and their families (through CPC services)
20 Professionals (working in CPC Centres)
90 Stakeholders’ representatives (through capacity building and sharing workshops)


Assessment of cases and provision of assistance
Referral to other service providers e.g. hospitals, schools, police, other NGOs, Government offices etc
Child and family counselling
Legal advice and aid for parents/caregivers and children
Tracing and family reunification for lost or abandoned children
Library services and leisure during open days especially when children go to the centre to have fun, interact and also learn about their rights


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