The CBPS approach is based on and related to several international humanitarian guidelines and standards. All these have in common that they were developed in a concern for international standards, quality and accountability in humanitarian and development action. For CBPS, these standards and guidelines have for instance informed the CBPS Core Principles. Further, they have been impacting various aspects of CBPS such as CBPS PMER tools and CBPS related implementations. They also contribute to international communication, cooperation and collaboration by establishing clear basics.
The standards and guidelines which have a particular role when working with a CBPS approach are:
- IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
- Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability
- The Sphere Handbook – Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
- HAP Standard in Accountability and Quality Management
More general standards and guidelines exist of course which can be related to CBPS as well, but these can be seen as the most basic ones. There are also many more specific guidelines for certain cross-cutting areas which can be related to CBPS. You can read more on such guidelines under Thematic Main Areas.