Sri Lanka Group 5 (Rashika, Aruna, Tissa) – Assignment 1

Unit of Measurement

Affected communities from both urban and rural setting are now living temporary camps so that in the assessment process unit of measurement would be the camps.

Sampling Method

The affected communities are living in the temporary camps both in urban and village areas so that in the process of selecting the sample both settings need to be addressed proportionately. Even the primary objective of the assessment is to find the pre-existed and current practices for the safety and protection of the children after the emergency we are not in a position to directly consult the children due to the lack of capacities of 10 local social workers not having much expertise on child protection. Consequently the sampling method will be purposive in which targeting the parents, caregivers, teachers, preschool teachers, Family health workers, community leaders and volunteers those who are having the direct contact with children and youth. Government officers, representatives from the local and International NGOs, voluntary groups those who are working on humanitarian and child protection services across the camps will be considered as the Key Informants and when structuring the discussions and interviews with them again purposive sampling methodology will be applied.


  1. To map the existing interventions and resources being utilized to make the camps are safe and conducive for the children
  2. To asses the current and pre – existed child protection issues and how they have affected to children i.e. separated children, children with risks of injury and death, children with risks of sexual abuse and GBV, traumatized children
  3. To prioritize the gaps and issues in safety and protection of the children to determine the interventions with available financial and human resources
  4. To asses the readiness and sensitivity of the affected communities to prioritize the child protection issues in emergency responding activities


The tools under the data collection methodology will be kept as possible as simple due to time constraints and less capacity of the social workers handling the responses regarding child protection. Group discussions with the target groups will be structured referring the guidelines as seen in the Participatory Ranking Methodology.

Participatory Ranking Methodology will be pivoted in the process of data collection for the assessment and following tools will be complemented.

  1. Desk reviews on the secondary data
  2. informal and structured observations
  3. Key informants discussions

The team of the social workers will be given an orientation on these assessment tools and deployed in the camps already identified in the sample list with pre determined roles and responsibilities and given time frames.


  1. References with the secondary data sources, government sources, UN sources, media reports
  2. Consulting the experts in the sector and their experiences
  3. Spot checks in the camps identified in the sample
  4. Review and study the statistics as seen before hand the emergency, child population, segregated data etc.


The primary objective of the analysis is to identify the child protection risks with the emphasis of high, medium and law where the decision makers and implementation agencies can determine their priority actions. At each level of child protection risks will be analyzed using the primary and secondary data with reference to the child protection indicators in emergency situations.


The coordination of whole process of assessment is very crucial as the results and recommendations will be determinant for the administrators, implementation agencies and the communities them selves to re-strategize the existing interventions and minimize the child protection risks and its impacts on the children and families.

So that as the organization being permitted and recognized for the assessment and privileged to have local social workers form the initial stage of the exercise all the administration staff, implementation agencies, government officers, voluntary groups and community leaders will be given a orientation with relevant information and supporting documents such as Term of Reference of the assessment, clearance by the authorities, time frame of the exercise and specified objectives and expected results of the process etc.


Time (Weeks)
1. Finalize the Term of Reference and orientation for the social workers

2. Coordination and information sharing with the partners and stakeholders working in emergencies

3. Data Collection

4. Data processing and analysis

5. Sharing the draft report and finding of the assessment with the partners and stakeholders

7. Publish the final report with findings, suggestions and recommendations