Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic (v.2)
The Alliance has now produced a version 2 of the technical note on the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aim of this brief: To support child protection practitioners and policy makers in putting the child’s safety and well-being at the centre of their COVID-19 pandemic response.
Part 1, structured around the CPMS, discusses children’s specific protection needs in the context of COVID-19 and highlights the secondary risks that result from the public health prevention and control measures put in place by governments.
Part 2 outlines response and recovery options for those responding to CP issues in different sectors in line with the 2019 Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) and the Guidance Note: Protection of Children During Infectious Disease Outbreaks.
Part 3 contains links to the Annexes of this Technical Note.
Part 4 presents links to recommended resources relevant to COVID-19 including education in emergencies; mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS); and child-friendly materials.
For a brief summary, click here.
For the corresponding webinar on this Technical Note, click here.
Annexes to this technical note include:
For more information, please consult these resource hubs on or related to child protection and COVID-19.
Disclaimer to Technical Note, Version 1: The suggested citation's date is March 2020 and not March 2019.