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This Guide is designed to allow you to move through it at your own pace, making your own decisions about which tools will be most helpful to you. We encourage you to consider the goals of each tool, prioritize, use, and reuse those you find helpful.

Make the tools your own

Each country has developed an action plan that provides a vision for ending violence against children. There is no standard format for action plans across countries—some are very detailed and concrete, while others are more general. Because each country’s action plan is unique to their own needs, priorities, and capacities, this Guide is designed to be flexible. It highlights the key decisions needed to adapt and scale the INSPIRE approach and offers tools to collect and reflect on the information needed to make those decisions. We invite you to use this Guide in any way that works best for you. Use some of the tools, or all of them, in any order that makes sense to you.


Child Poverty/ Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL)

Children understand poverty as a deeply physical, emotional and social experience.

Child Protection

Children who have experienced violence, abuse, exploitation or neglect are the most likely to experience psychosocial distress and mental health problems.

Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Union (CEFMU)

Child, early, and forced marriage and union (CEFMU) has serious consequences for the short- and long-term mental health and well-being of girls and, to a lesser extent, boys.

Children Affected by Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG)

While associated with armed forces or armed groups, children are at great risk of potentially traumatic events as a direct target, perpetrator, and/or witness to physical, psychological, and sexual violence and atrocities.

Children Facing Loss and Grief

The loss of loved ones, familiar places, or a sense of identity and control creates a sense of grief, increases children’s risk of prolonged emotional and physical pain, and exacerbates pre-existing mental health conditions.

Children on the Move

Although the reasons, patterns and consequences of children’s movement are diverse and complex, many of the risks they face are universal.

Disability Inclusion

Children and caregivers who have physical, cognitive, and/ or psychosocial disabilities often experience discrimination, exclusion, and other rights violations that cause high levels of personal and familial distress.


Unsafe learning environments can negatively impact the well-being of children and youth and even lead to rights violations.


Recognizing and supporting the MHPSS needs of children and/or caregivers can improve compliance with other treatments or health advice and improve outcomes for children and families.


A growing body of evidence links nutritional deficiencies in infancy and early childhood to developmental difficulties, including increased irritability, more frequent /intense negative emotions, and lower levels of self-regulation (ability of the child to soothe themselves).

Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV)

Depending on the cultural context, SGBV survivors, their families and their immediate communities may face social exclusion, isolation, discrimination, loss of dignity, further violence or even threats to life.

Shelter and Settlements

Living conditions have a significant impact on people’s ability to cope with and recover from crisis.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Lack of access to clean, safe and appropriate hygiene and sanitation facilities can be a significant source of stress for children, caregivers and communities.