World Vision International
publication • Friday, September 19th 2014

Keeping our children safe from sexual abuse - English language

Facilitator toolkit for discussion forums with community representatives

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Purpose of the Discussion Forum Toolkit

The Community Representatives Discussion Forum is a short, flexible session to equip participants with basic knowledge and skills to keep children safe from sexual abuse in their community.The Discussion Forum can be convened and led by relevant government departments such as Ministries of Social Affairs (or their equivalent) or by community based organisations with established community relationships and experience on child protection issues.

The Discussion Forum Toolkit provides facilitators with easy-to-follow guidelines and tools to conduct a two or three hour Discussion Forum with Community Representatives. The Toolkit contains all the basic essentials required to deliver the session. The content lends itself to both informal community gatherings at village or district level, as well as more formal professional training events at provincial or national levels. The facilitator should read the Discussion Forum Toolkit well before the event and use it to help prepare for the Discussion Forum.