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The Child Protection Network Foundation or CPN is a non-government organization with expertise on the prevention and treatment of child abuse. CPN’s work centers on increasing the accessibility of services for abused children in the Philippines. It plays a crucial role in the establishment of Women and Children Protection Units (WCPUs) in DOH-retained and LGU-assisted/supported hospitals and training of competent multidisciplinary teams. A WCPU is synonymous to a “safe haven”, a place where an abused child comes not only to seek medical intervention but also to receive other services that facilitate recovery from trauma and stigmatization. A safe haven for abused children can be achieved with a combination of competent, compassionate, non-threatening medical and psychosocial staff and a welcoming, safe, and child-friendly space. All WCPUs follow a common protocol and standards on the management of abuse cases to avoid retraumatization. The WCPUs implement best practices sharing, round table discussions, and peer reviews on a regular basis. With the support from different organizations, establishing at least one (1) Women and Children Protection Unit (WCPU) in all provinces of the country can be attained. There are currently 113 WCPUs in 57 provinces and 10 independent cities and more than 88,000 children and adolescents have been served.

CPN’s work extends to training the frontliners in the field of child protection such as judges, prosecutors, social workers, and police officers. Its holistic work is groundbreaking and well respected in the Philippines and in the Asian region. CPN has received international recognition and has been consistent in instituting trailblazing programs and accomplishing its goals in the field of child protection.

CPN has also partnered with leading universities around the world for research such as University of Cambridge, Oxford University, Cape Town University, and University of Edinburgh. This has resulted in better services and expansion of existing services. The WCPUs are a pathway for scaling up evidence-based practices.

What We Do

David Bradley
Chairman and Founder

David Bradley
Chairman and Founder

Protecting the Youth

The crusader against child abuse David Bradley sees a bright future for the Philippine National Centre for Child Protection, writes Vicki A De Leon

It was October 1977 when David Bradley stepped out of the Manila International Airport for the first time and saw the hotchpotch of street vendors, well-wishing relatives and taxi and jeepney drivers. He instantly fell in love. “I’d never seen anything so foreign!”

 

Read more of the interview with the founder

113 WOMEN AND CHILDREN PROTECTION UNITS (WCPUS) AND VAWC DESKS
LOCATED IN 57 PROVINCES AND 10 CITIES

113 WOMEN AND CHILDREN PROTECTION UNITS (WCPUS) AND VAWC DESKS
LOCATED IN 57 PROVINCES AND 10 CITIES

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  • The Science of Love in Childhood – Episode 3 | UNICEF
  • A Critical Period in Reducing Abuse and Exploitation in Low- and Middle- Income Countries by Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid
  • MUnting Kuwento: Dodong and the Candlelight Spirit
  • MUnting Kuwento: Captain Bumbahi
  • MUnting Kwento: Hope for Naomi
  • 2019 AKO PARA SA BATA Teen Conference
  • Click by Plan International Philippines
  • Evidence For Better Lives – Research Video
  • Evidence For Better Lives – Policy Video
  • A Better Future for Girls
  • CPU @ 10
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  • The Science of Love in Childhood – Episode 3 | UNICEF
  • A Critical Period in Reducing Abuse and Exploitation in Low- and Middle- Income Countries by Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid
  • MUnting Kuwento: Dodong and the Candlelight Spirit
  • MUnting Kuwento: Captain Bumbahi
  • MUnting Kwento: Hope for Naomi
  • 2019 AKO PARA SA BATA Teen Conference
  • Click by Plan International Philippines
  • Evidence For Better Lives – Research Video
  • Evidence For Better Lives – Policy Video
  • A Better Future for Girls
  • CPU @ 10
View All Videos