Children Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) 2019-07-18T08:10:08+00:00

Children Protection Information Management System (CPIMS)

CPIMS is a child-focused database that has been designed to:
1. Facilitate monitoring and evaluation of child protection interventions in Kenya, inform policy and evidence based decision making
2. Provide access to accurate, timely and reliable aggregate-level child protection data
3. Facilitate record keeping and information management on individual cases of child protection
4. Track vulnerable children longitudinally and geographically to ensure continuity of care and protection, including children in institutional care
5. Facilitate appropriate information sharing between stakeholders and service providers in the best interest of the child
6. Be flexible and extensible over time to cater for emerging needs in the children sector

It targets;
1. Children separated from or lack adult family guardians (e.g. abandoned, street living children, trafficked, lost, orphans without family care, children with parents in prison, child headed households)
2. Children in residential institutions (statutory or charitable)
3. Children affected by VANE: Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation – (physical abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, defilement, incest, emotional abuse, neglect, female genital mutilation and other retrogressive cultural practices)
4. Has experienced trauma from involvement in emergency situations e.g. man-made and natural disasters
5. Living in risky family setting e.g. drug abuse in family, previous history of abuse or harmful practices in family
6. Children in vulnerable families – living with chronically sick caregiver(s), or caregivers who are elderly or disabled to an extent that affects care of children
7. Children in conflict with law, child offenders
8. Child with severe health or disability issues (disability (mental, physical, albinism), living with HIV/AIDS, drug user)
9. Child marriage, pregnancy, children who have given birth
10. Child labour (domestic, agricultural, industrial, fishing, mining, street work)
11. Children out of school due to truancy or delinquency
12. Children subject to custody disputes, maintenance disputes, paternity disputes
13. Children in need of social assistance to fulfil legal rights – birth registration, medical insurance, inheritance

It tracks intervention services such as;
1. Rescue from harm and placement in place of safety
2. Alternative family care (adoption, foster care, guardianship, kinship, kafaala)
3. Family re-integration, reunification
4. Tracking and supporting children in conflict with law through the child justice system, legal and rehabilitation processes
5. Arbitration
6. Supervision (with or without court orders), parental bonds , written promise, joint parental agreements
7. Support services (counselling, family support)

It tracks referrals such as;
1. Referrals from SCCO to NGOs (e.g. legal aid, support services)
2. Referrals from NGOs to SCCOs
3. Referrals to other government agencies (court, cash transfer, education authorities, Presidential bursary fund, health facilities)
4. Court orders made in relation to children’s cases, including orders related to placements and adoptions, committal to institutions, supervision.