Child Sensitive Social Protection works – the case of India

Two videos of Save the Children show how Child Sensitive Social Protection is utilized to combat poverty and reduce vulnerability of children and their families.

The films from India show how appropriate social protection combined with improved services and enhanced sensitivity to children’s needs and rights promote development opportunities for children and their families.
Strengthening a cash transfer programme for orphans and other vulnerable children

Palanhar Plus initiative is a Save the Children initiative in Rajasthan, India, that makes a cash transfer programme for orphans and other vulnerable children more sensitive to children’s needs and rights.

Healthcare through Child Sensitive Social Protection

The Community Health Protection Programme (CHPP) is a Save the Children initiative in Rajasthan, India, which protects children and their families from the economic consequences of health shocks.

The Child Sensitive Social Protection initiative in South Asia 

The Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) programme supported by Save the Children Finland in India, Bangladesh and Nepal aims to reduce vulnerability and poverty of children by ensuring that social protection measures lead to meaningful investment in children.

CSSP is based on the understanding that social protection is essential to address child poverty and deprivation stemming from household shock, stress, chronic poverty and insensitivity towards children. Furthermore, CSSP is based on the understanding that many of the vulnerabilities faced by poor children can be curbed by improving access to and delivery of social protection programmes for children and their households, while simultaneously working towards enhanced sensitivity for the needs and rights of children among parents and other adults responsible for the well-being of children.

The programme in South Asia is based around three overall components:

  • Improve access to social protection programmes.
  • Enhance sensitivity towards children with parents, caregivers and communities at large to promote investment in children from social protection programmes.
  • Engage at policy level, using experiences and evidence gained on the ground to promote social protection policy and programmes to better respond to child poverty and vulnerability.