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Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Technical Note on COVID-19 + CPHA
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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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17 Feb 2021
Find this short summary for the policy paper, Social Protection and Child Protection: Working Together to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond, coordinated by the Alliance and co-sponored by UNICEF and Save the Children! This...
10 Feb 2021
UNICEF is excited to have launched three new 'Access to Justice' publications related to COVID-19: 1. Access to Justice for Children in the Era of COVID-19: Notes from the Field Access to justice is both a fundamental human right and an essential...
05 Feb 2021
This is guidance for practitioners who are working in contexts of infectious disease outbreaks. It outlines the child labour risks associated with infectious disease outbreaks and the recommended actions to prevent and respond to child labour. This...
02 Feb 2021
In February 2020 the COVID-19 virus started to spread in Europe. Since then, European economies, societies, and daily lives have been turned upside down. This report reflects on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children. It compiles...
02 Feb 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended systems of support, including schools and childcare, shining a spotlight on the importance of quality care for children and those who provide it – the invisible backbone holding up strong and resilient families,...
02 Feb 2021
This briefing presents the headline findings from a survey conducted by #CovidUnder19: Life Under Coronavirus, an initiative to meaningfully involve children in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, 26,258 children from 137 countries across...
02 Feb 2021
In this Call to Action, Transform Alliance Africa urges Africa’s regional bodies, governments, donors and civil society organizations to reinforce their individual and collective efforts to respond to the needs of children in, or at risk of entering...
02 Feb 2021
In this document, UNICEF calls for A Six-Point Plan to Protect our Children, a list of urgent actions to mitigate the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a practical recovery plan to safeguard child rights now and to reimagine a better future...
27 Jan 2021
Register via this link. This webinar will provide an overview of how Family Resource Centers' pandemic response has raised their profile. Two of the greatest challenges that families have been seeking help with during the pandemic are parenting...
16 Dec 2020
Register via this Zoom link.  During the July 2020 webinar, organized by UNESCO on “Ensuring the quality of learning and wellbeing for young children in the context of the COVID-19”, HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands proposed that UNESCO...
14 Dec 2020
The Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) package prototype is a frontline worker training package designed to support emotional wellbeing of caregivers/parents, with a focus on vulnerable caregivers, particularly adolescent mothers. The CFC promotes...
11 Dec 2020
Register via this Zoom link.  To assist governments, civil society and faith-based organizations in their efforts to reduce violence against children, the INSPIRE core agencies and INSPIRE Working Group are initiating this series of eight training...
11 Dec 2020
Register via this Zoom link.  In collaboration with the Evaluation Office and the Social Policy Section. How are social protection programs responding to the needs of vulnerable groups during COVID-19 and what more can be done in the next two years...
10 Dec 2020
Register via this Zoom link.  Harnessing Global Data for Young Children brings together researchers, policymakers and implementers to leverage the power of global data to advance young children's learning and development. The @GlobalData4Kids...
09 Dec 2020
What role could young people play in community building and advocacy?  How could young people use media to engage their peers during COVID-19? The CPC Learning Network is excited to share the third video of their 'Spotlight Series: Children as...
07 Dec 2020
Children have a fundamental right to be protected, wherever they live. Children affected by humanitarian crises are among the most vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect and most in need of protection, yet there is limited...
04 Dec 2020
Register via this Zoom link.  Disability Rights International, Validity Foundation, the European Network for Independent Living and Youth Network Board are hosting a webinar on children with disabilities in adversity as part of the Conference of...
03 Dec 2020
Register via this Zoom link.  With the growing need for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) will host the Fourth cross learning event through the webinar “Mental...
30 Nov 2020
To register for this event, click here.  In the margins of the public health and economic crises with which the world has contended through 2020, COVID-19 ultimately looms as a long-term, far-reaching global protection emergency. Where some of the...
30 Nov 2020
Mapping the mineral supply chain and labour market at mining sites in the DRC. Research carried out by Just Results in North and South Kivu on behalf of the PACE consortium highlights safer alternatives to child labour for children and families, and...

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