Child Frontiers has been engaged by UNICEF to conduct a mapping and assessment of the formal and informal child protection systems in Iraq. This study, first of the kind in Iraq, will help to understand existing community and state priorities and practice in the care and protection of children at risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. The research complements UNICEF’s current efforts with the Government of Iraq to emphasize the transition from emergency responses to systems development, such as the development of a Child Act. This project aims at covering 10 governorates in Central and Southern Iraq, including Baghdad, as well as the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The findings will support the Government of Iraq and UNICEF in identifying strategic priorities.