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Policy Paper | Social Protection & Child Protection: Working Together to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

Social Protection
Save the Children
The Alliance

"This unprecedented socio-economic crisis has already rapidly exacerbated root causes of some of the biggest threats to child survival and well-being, such as hunger, reduced access to health, education, social, and child protection services."

This policy paper, coordinated by the Alliance and co-sponored by UNICEF and Save the Children, seeks to lay out key arguments for close collaboration across Social Protection and Child Protection sectors to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children and families towards reduction of adverse Child Protection outcomes.

Coordinated by: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Co-sponsors: UNICEF and Save the Children

Endorsing Agencies: ChildFund Alliance, International Federation of Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, Maestral International, Plan International, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, War Child Holland, World Vision International and Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary- General on Violence against Children.

Intended Audience: UN and multilateral development agencies, regional bodies, national governments, and donors

Find the summary for this policy paper here!


Publication type
Guidance and technical materials
Child Protection system strengthening
Social protection
Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Child protection
Social protection
Countries this relates to
All countries
Language of the materials