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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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23 Apr 2020
Emergency responses to COVID-19 are intended to speed containment of the virus but can have devastating consequences for children if they ignore unique risks to their safety and fail to include specific child protection provisions. Protecting...
23 Apr 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global public health crisis that is having and will continue to have a profound impact on every area of life. Many services for children and families will face significant disruption, as a wide range of services...
22 Apr 2020
To watch the webinar recording, click here. -- Child Protection Case Management (CP CM) is part of the essential services that cannot be stopped suddenly and requires gradual adaptation to the new COVID-19 public health emergency (see CPMS ...
21 Apr 2020
Nowhere in the world has been more impacted by COVID-19 than Italy. CISMAI, ISPCAN's Country Partner and 2021 Congress partner based in northern Italy, has been on the front lines of the child protection response and will share what they’re learned...
21 Apr 2020
Around the world reports are emerging of numerous residential institutions for children being closed as a result of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Children appear to be being sent back to their communities without proper...
21 Apr 2020
To watch the webinar recording, click here. -- Following the release of the Technical Note on COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and UNICEF will be facilitating a webinar to...
20 Apr 2020
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has prompted widespread school closures and physical distancing measures, making online platforms and communities essential to maintain a sense of normalcy. Now more than ever, children and their families are turning...
17 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and families across the globe and is impacting efforts to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). This technical note compiles some of the evidence on harmful practices in the time of a...
14 Apr 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF has compiled a COVID-19 explosive ordinance risk education (EORE) library. The library contains overall guidance to the sector and identifies ways to improve the integration, effectiveness,...
13 Apr 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF has compiled a thorough list of questions, answers, and additional comments related to managing explosive ordinance risk education (EORE) during COVID-19.  The Q&A page can be found at the link...

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