Seventh Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform roundtable



CPD was pleased to convene the seventh meeting of the Regional Peer-Learning Platform on Alternatives to Child Immigration Detention in person on 28-29 February 2024 in Indonesia. The Platform has been convened by CPD as part of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration Secretariat, alongside IDC (International Detention Coalition), since 2019.

We were delighted to hold this in-person meeting in Jakarta, attended by around 35 people from operational and policy agencies in governments in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as international organisations and national civil society implementing partners.

This seventh meeting of the Platform explored whole of government and whole of society approaches to implementing community-based alternatives, as well as next steps on collaborative engagements with stakeholders. As always Platform participants also shared and discussed latest developments and positive practice in implementing alternatives to detention in each national context present at the meeting.

While in Jakarta, participants also visited Roshan Learning Centre, a refugee learning centre delivering meaningful and accredited educational opportunities to refugee children, youth, and adults living in Jakarta. They heard about the centre’s positive experience working with the local community and discussed how access to education is a critical part of alternatives to detention for children.

As part of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration, CPD looks forward to continuing to build momentum for implementing effective alternative care arrangements for children on the move, involving government, inter-governmental, civil society & faith-based organisations, and in line with the recent multi-stakeholder pledge announced at the December 2023 Global Refugee Forum.

Key Documents for the Seventh Alternatives to Child Detention Peer Learning Platform roundtable