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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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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...
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...
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
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...
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....

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