Strengthening Child Protection

Commercial sexual exploitation inflicts severe physical and psychological harm on children. Where such harm occurs, it often signals a lapse or failure in the protective framework that should be in place for the care and protection of the child. For this reason, ECPAT places significant emphasis on the development and implementation of child protection measures and care standards to guide the work of those responsible for and working with children. As a member of the Committee for the Special Protection of Children ECPAT provides strong advocacy and specialised support to ensure policy is being addressed to strengthen child protection in the country.



ECPAT Philippines provides technical training to the major tourism destinations, their local governments and industries to understand child protection and advocates for them to develop child protection policies to protect children.