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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:

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 periodic 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.
  • Explore the School Closure Research mini-page here
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03 Apr 2020
Input Requested  The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action is collaborating with the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, UNICEF and the International Federation of Social Workers, their network members and all of you to quickly...
03 Apr 2020
The document developed by UNICEF at the link below discusses the following our key messages for States on refoulement, detention, push-backs and deportations of asylum-seeking and migrant children in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic:  States ...
02 Apr 2020
The webinar recording can be found here. ---- Where: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/910828602 Children in refugee contexts are at heightened risks of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Alliance...
01 Apr 2020
EORE (Explosive Ordnance Risk Education) Advisory Group is pleased to invite you to participate in the first EORE-COVID Webinar. Webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKR9jf6-r4  Tentative Agenda: 1.           Short introduction: EORE...
01 Apr 2020
Introduction This note aims to provide practical guidance to child protection (CP) actors and actors in other sectors to facilitate safe child protection service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic and related control measures in north-east...
01 Apr 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a public health, social and economic crisis that is global in scale. With restrictions on travel and movement, civil society and humanitarian organizations play a critical role in supporting governments to respond. All...
01 Apr 2020
Children are particularly vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks for three main reasons: 1. Children have specific susceptibilities to infection during infectious disease outbreaks; 2. Infectious diseases can disrupt the environments in...
01 Apr 2020
With the increasing number of affected countries, confirmed and suspected cases, and mortality rates in March 2020, a holistic humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery effort requires flexible adaptive tools. World Vision International (...
27 Mar 2020
This guidance from the UK Department for Education and the Department for Public Health England answers some key questions regarding meeting the needs of vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis, including children in care and children with a ...
26 Mar 2020
This guidance is to support those working in social or community care and residential settings to give advice to their staff and users of their services about COVID-19. Social or community and residential care is taken to include: long-term...
26 Mar 2020
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, over the next few months, all of us will be practicing social distancing or will have to self-isolate. This will lead to significantly reduced physical interactions with people we love and care about. The importance...
25 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact not just on our health and/or economic situation, but on our mental health as well. For those who struggled with their mental health before the coronavirus, this situation has been all the more challenging...
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...
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
During the webinar on the technical note on the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following answers and replies were shared. We have cataloged the Q&A on this page for easy reference. Q&A Categories Key links and...
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 ...

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