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Technical Note on COVID-19 + CPHA
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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24 Mar 2020
List of Relevant Resource Hubs Better Care Network CP AoR Child Protection Resource Menuu for COVID-19 EmbraceRace End Violence Human Rights Watch INEE Save the Children UNICEF​ UNODC   Better Care Network  The Better Care Network lists a number...
24 Mar 2020
FINAL: The audio file can be found here. The summary of Q&As from the webinar is here and other CP-related resource hubs is listed here. UPDATE: We have uploaded the DRAFT and FINAL video recordings on the Alliance's YouTube channel. We have...
23 Mar 2020
Link to original content on the UNICEF website: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remote, physical distancing — it's a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for...
20 Mar 2020
On March 11, 2020, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO classified the COVID-19 situation as a pandemic on the basis of alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. Since the corona virus first...
19 Mar 2020
Children are particularly vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks for three main reasons: Children have specific susceptibilities to infection during infectious disease outbreaks; Infectious diseases can disrupt the environments in which...
17 Mar 2020
In an inter-agency effort, the Alliance has produced a Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic. This note is currently being translated into Korean, Italian, Persian, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic....
17 Mar 2020
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (The Alliance) has provided guidance for child protection (CP) practitioners on how to effectively respond to CP risks and complications amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This summary ...
16 Mar 2020
This analysis from CARE highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on women and girls, including the increased risk of violence and/or separation from caregivers for children, particularly girls. "Informed by lessons learned from past public...
20 Mar 2018
This Guidance Note aims to provide humanitarian child protection practitioners, particularly child protection advisors and program managers, with guidance on how to engage in responses to infectious disease outbreaks to ensure children’s protection...


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