About Us

Vision

“All children in the Philippines and throughout Asia are protected from abuse and neglect.”

Mission

The Asian Center for Child Protection in collaboration with all Child Protection Units shall serve every abused child with compassion and competence ensuring that all abused children and children at risk are safe, healthy and developing to the best of their potential within a nurturing family environment.

Our guiding principles are

  • Excellence: We strive for the highest standards, guided by evidence in research, experience in the frontlines and evaluation of programs.
  • Integrity and accountability: We are guided in all actions by the highest standards of conduct and the code of ethics of our professions.
  • Collaboration: We actively seek out partnerships with government and non-government organizations as well as individuals who share our mission.
  • Leadership: We provide leadership to advance the field of child protection in both the science and the service.
  • Humility: We respect every individual and lead with humility; with a willingness to learn and accept what we don’t know and putting the best interest of the child above all other interests.

Registration and Accreditation

CPN is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).

Vision

“All children in the Philippines and throughout Asia are protected from abuse and neglect.”

Mission

The Asian Center for Child Protection in collaboration with all Child Protection Units shall serve every abused child with compassion and competence ensuring that all abused children and children at risk are safe, healthy and developing to the best of their potential within a nurturing family environment.

Our guiding principles are

  • Excellence: We strive for the highest standards, guided by evidence in research, experience in the frontlines and evaluation of programs.
  • Integrity and accountability: We are guided in all actions by the highest standards of conduct and the code of ethics of our professions.
  • Collaboration: We actively seek out partnerships with government and non-government organizations as well as individuals who share our mission.
  • Leadership: We provide leadership to advance the field of child protection in both the science and the service.
  • Humility: We respect every individual and lead with humility; with a willingness to learn and accept what we don’t know and putting the best interest of the child above all other interests.

Registration and Accreditation

CPN is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).

Board of Trustees

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BJM-PPS_Most_Outstanding_Pediatrician_2021

Most Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year 2021 by the Philippine Pediatric Society Inc.

Most Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year 2021 by the Philippine Pediatric Society Inc.

Outstanding Service Award on Child Protective Services 2012 by the National Children’s Advocacy Center, USA

Outstanding Service Award on Child Protective Services 2012 by the National Children’s Advocacy Center, USA

Message from the Executive Director

Our goal is to have at least one Child Protection Unit or Women and Children Protection Unit in every province in the Philippines. We are very near that goal. The remaining provinces without a WCPU are mainly in Luzon and Mindanao. With the inclusion of Child Protection in the Pediatric residency training program and Women and Child Protection in the Obstetrics & Gynecology residency training program, there is also demand for training from private hospitals. We are pleased to announce that there are 3 new training centers: Baguio General Hospital in Luzon, Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital in the Visayas and Southern Philippines Medical Center in Mindanao. Our efforts will be doubled to reach all 81 provinces within the next 5 years. This is one of the major contributions of CPN to the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children. The WCPU is a delivery system for multidisciplinary services that has a nationwide reach. It is the response system for all forms of abuse including victims of trafficking and online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Bernadette J. Madrid, MD
Executive Director

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