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Technical Note on COVID-19 + CPHA
Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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. Part 1 presents the potential child protection risks COVID-19 can pose to children. Part 2 presents programmatic options 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.

Annexes include:

• 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

The webinar series for these technical notes can be found here and the Protected! Podcast: COVID-19 Edition can be found here. You are also welcome to join the Child Protection and COVID-19 Forum for peer support.

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04 May 2020
It is abundantly clear that risk factors for violence, abuse, and neglect are on the rise for children under containment. At the same time, some COVID-19 prevention measures have abruptly cut children off from positive and supportive relationships...
01 May 2020
The 2019 Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action provide critical actions to keep children safe and support children and families’ well-being in infectious disease settings like the current COVID-19 pandemic. This brief answers...
30 Apr 2020
Why ethical considerations specifically for evidence generation in COVID-19? UNICEFs Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluations and Data Collection (2015) articulates the organization’s position that it is the process of data...
30 Apr 2020
Doing What Matters in Times of Stress is a WHO stress management guide for coping with adversity. This illustrated guide supports implementation of WHO’s recommendation for stress management. There are many causes of stress, including personal...
29 Apr 2020
The resulting COVID-19 crisis is having negative effects across many segments of society. Early childhood is not an exemption. The Inter-American Dialogue’s Education program, ECDAN and UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean...
28 Apr 2020
A well-supported, appropriately equipped, empowered, and protected social service workforce is essential to mitigating the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social service workers can build on their existing strong ties to children,...
27 Apr 2020
New York / Geneva 27 April 2020 - Following the Secretary General’s policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on children, the UN Inter-Agency Working Group on Violence against Children has put together an Agenda for Action. The Agenda for Action is...
24 Apr 2020
You are kindly invited to the Child Protection and COVID-19 Forum, moderated jointly by the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.   This forum is a safe, interactive space for...
24 Apr 2020
We are thrilled to share a new INEE Technical Note on Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This 20-page practitioner-oriented publication is designed as a living document that will be updated in response to changes in the learning and wellbeing...
24 Apr 2020
You can access the webinar recording here. Please see below for the webinar powerpoints. - You are invited to a webinar on children and alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic. When: Apr 24, 2020 9:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CET / 04:00 p.m....


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