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Disability Inclusive Child Protection Competency Framework for the Social Service Workforce
The Disability Inclusive Child Protection Competency Framework for the Social Service Workforce (DICP Competency Framework) presents the competencies needed by the social service workforce (SSW) for child protection to deliver their functions in disability-inclusive and accessible ways.
The DICP Competency Framework serves multiple purposes: it is an action-oriented and function-driven knowledge and skills framework; a key component of UNICEF’s approach to social service workforce strengthening, building on the “UNICEF Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection” (2019); and a practical tool for building inclusive and effective child protection workforces and systems.
It has a wide range of potential applications, including creating training workshops, mapping child protection social service workforces, developing inclusive child protection policies, and creating disability-informed child protection job descriptions. Examples of use and key resources are included in the annexes.
The DICP Competency Framework is currently available in English as a digital publication, in print-ready accessible PDF format. Additional languages and EPUB format will be published at a later date.