Individual Primary and Secondary Caregivers
Abuse of Children is very rampant today. Yet as rampant and seemingly insurmountable as it is, abuse is preventable. It is important to know that prevention does not answer to wishful thinking. It only answers to intelligence.
For us to deliberately protect and not to abuse the precious children under our care(voluntarily or involuntarily and by act of omission or commission); to be miles ahead the abusers and prevent them from having access to our children, it is our irresistible conclusion that every primary and secondary caregivers, who are duty bearers must learn and be grounded in the intelligence of Child Protection as our second nature, noting that it is our researched and firm conclusion that the only reason why children are abused under the watch of the primary and secondary caregivers is lack of child protection intelligence.
The CPiQ Self-Assessment Guide is designed to help us in self-assessment of our intelligence of Child Protection, with a view to helping us to know where we stand. Where we find our standing to be strong, we are encouraged to know that the children under our care are secured and safe. Where we find our standing to be average, we follow the recommended steps for improvement. Where we find our standing to be poor, we first admit same and take very bold steps to work towards definite improvement as we are guided under this Self-Assessment Guide.
The first 37(Thirty-Seven) questions are general for primary and secondary caregivers while questions 38 to 42 are designed for representatives of educational and other institutions working with children.
In taking part in this Self-Assessment, we charge you to make an oath with your conscience that you will prefer what is real to what is right. The foregoing means that your will answer REAL and not necessarily RIGHT.