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Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Technical Notes

The Alliance has now produced a version 2 of the technical note on the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this brief is to support child protection practitioners to better respond to the child protection risks during a COVID-19 pandemic.

Annexes include:

• Technical Note: Adaptation of Child Protection Case Management to the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Technical Note: Child Helplines and the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Key Messages and Considerations for Programming for Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups
• Working with Communities to Keep Children Safe 
• Technical Note: COVID-19 and Child Labour
• COVID 19: Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the Home
• Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellness during the COVID-19 Response: Recommended Actions
• Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Children and Alternative Care
• Technical Note: COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty

Other resources

• The webinar recordings for these technical notes can be found here. For upcoming webinars, please look below.
• The Protected! Podcast: COVID-19 Edition can be found here.
• The evidence synthesis series (a bi-weekly digest of COVID-19 related resources can be found here.
• You are also welcome to join the Child Protection and COVID-19 Forum for peer support.

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05 Oct 2020
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (the Alliance) is organizing the 2020 Annual Meeting on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action over a virtual platform from the 5th to 16th of October 2020. This includes 5 half-days...
19 Jun 2020
The Alliance is now collecting case studies! This is the version 2 of the Technical Note which includes a call to support receiving information from the field to understand how organizations are adapting responses to child protection challenges...
17 Jun 2020
Sources: Overseas Development Institute, UN Children's Fund Universal child benefits critical in reducing poverty, new ODI and UNICEF report finds As the economic fallout of COVID-19 deepens, investment in social protection systems key to protecting...
13 Jun 2020
Millions of Children at Risk with School Closures, Economic Hardship Jo Becker Advocacy Director, Children's Rights Division jobeckerhrw The number of children involved in child labor worldwide has dropped dramatically over the past two decades,...
08 Jun 2020
International civil society organizations and child-focused agencies are calling on national governments and multilateral institutions to immediately strengthen child protection in COVID-19 response frameworks and to provide sufficient donor support...
08 Jun 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends: Now that we are almost three months into this global pandemic, we wanted to share with you some updates. But before we do so, we would like to thank you all for your hard work and engagement to help protect children in...
26 May 2020
  25 May 2020 – International Missing Children’s Day • The disappearance of a child must be reported immediately to the competent authority. When a child goes missing, any person who is aware of the case must report the incident of the child’s...
23 May 2020
UNICEF spoke to Kendra Gregson, Regional Child Protection Advisor; and Maha Muna, Regional Gender Advisor, on the effects of violence, and the responses that are in place One hidden effect of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is what is going...
22 May 2020
Sources: UN Children's Fund, Save the Children, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster, Education Cluster Introduction The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of disruption to education, impacting over 90% of the...
21 May 2020
Virus fears compound existing discrimination and violence for returned migrant children, leaving them doubly at risk, UNICEF warns NEW YORK, 21 May 2020 – Since early March, at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been returned from the...

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