by Oliver Becker 

IAPPA is one of the first (if not the very first) organizations in the security industry to put focus on child protection as an essential component of what we do.

Based exclusively on the concept of close protection for children to VIPs, IAPPA’s president Oliver Becker, developed back in 1989 SecuKids®, the first behavioural program taught for youngsters to prevent criminal activities against minors from age 5 and above. SecuKids® has been extremely successful over 20, making its courses available to every child.

The Child Protection Department at IAPPA focuses on data-based studies on the situation of children around the world and offers currently two certifications to ensure the safety of children everywhere:

Child Protection Coordinator:

Most organizations nowadays have Data Protection Officers. This is a great progress and we are all proud of it. But which organizations have someone in charge of protecting the children entrusted to them (sport clubs, amusement parks, daycare facilities etc.)?


There are numerous sources of dangers to children who frequent facilities of different kinds and you want to make sure you have done everything possible to prevent any sort of damage to them and being able to act accordingly if needed. 

This course has been qualifying workers in official facilities in Germany and should be a must in every organization dealing with children at any level in any part of the world. This course will soon be available on our Online Academy.

Nanny Vital Skills:

Every parent is aware that nobody knows it all about kids. There is a lot of rights and wrongs that is debatable and no course in the World could ever cover it. This is not what this course is about either.

A person certified by IAPPA under the Nanny Vital Skills courses will not be tested in pedagogical concepts but will be fully informed about what really matters when keeping children safe, e.g.: 

- Fire prevention 

- Hazards and dangers at home 

- First aid on children

Do you want to know more about our Child Protection Efforts? Do you want to collaborate?

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