Key considerations for using CVA to achieve Child Protection outcomes

This note is intended to provide general guidance for humanitarian agencies responding to the Ukraine crisis on how to implement Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) to achieve child protection outcomes. It can be used to inform programme planning and Standard Operating Procedures.

Please note that this is a living document and will be updated as information arises and the context evolves.

The following key areas of focus are proposed as ways CVA can achieve child protection outcomes:

- Mitigate economic vulnerability linked to child protection risks within affected population
- Adjust delivery modalities and delivery mechanisms to ensure that marginalized groups are reached
- Use beneficiary registration to identify and refer particularly vulnerable children and families who may require additional support and protection
- Enable unaccompanied and separated children to access economic support as appropriate and necessary
- Facilitate access to Protection top ups to meet specific protection needs
- Monitor CVA for child protection outcomes and adjust approaches as necessary
- Use CVA as part of child protection system strengthening