Child Protection intelligence Quotient (CPiQ) Self-Assessment Guide

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.

Who is a primary caregiver?


Who is a secondary caregiver?


In child protection, do you agree that prevention is better than cure?


What forms of abuses is the child to be protected from?


When a child is abused do you think the child can live a normal life as an adult?


What is the number one responsibility of a primary and secondary caregiver?


How do the primary and secondary caregivers carry out this number one responsibility?


Arrange the four rings of protection in their order of importance?


The four rings of protection are responsible for providing protecting environment in the following order:


Who is most likely to abuse your child?


Where is a child most likely to be abused?


What do you do to the child concerning their rights?


Does vigilance have any role to play in child protection?


Does love have any role to play in protecting the child?


What does love mean to children?


Protection is:


Children have a role to play in their protection from all forms of abuse:


If children have a role to play in their protection, for them to play these roles, primary and secondary caregivers must:


Does abuse have any impact on the socialization of the child?


Who is an orphan?


In child protection, the child has only one problem. What is it?


There are two types of people in the life of a child. Who are they?


Do you agree that children are vulnerable?


If you agree that children are vulnerable, what would you define as child vulnerability?


If you do not agree that children are vulnerable, what do you think is generally referred to as child vulnerability?


What is child discipline?


Why do you discipline children?


How do you discipline children?


Who can discipline children?


Is it possible for children to be disciplined without being abused?


What defining effort does child protection require?


If your child reports the case of abuse to you while he/she is under the care of a secondary caregiver, your first response should be:


If your child reports a case of abuse while in the custody of a secondary caregiver, to whom do you report?


Do you agree that with or without you, your children will become who they will become?


Does your upbringing have an impact on how you bring up your children?


What determines the secondary caregiver you hand over your child to?


In child protection, which is the relevant question?


Are there professional measures put in place to ensure the safety and protection of the children under your care?


Do you believe that the culture of child protection is inevitable as it relates to the protection of the children under your care?


Are there steps put in place to build the culture of child protection in your institution?


How regularly are the workers trained in respect of child protection?


If a child is abused in your institution, who is responsible?


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