Guidance note: Protection of children during infectious disease outbreaks

2The Alliance’s Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Group, co-led by Terre des hommes and Save the Children, has developed a new guidance note and briefing paper, for child protection practitioners on how to ensure that children’s protection needs are considered in preparation for, and in response to, infectious disease outbreaks, under the leadership of Plan International Germany. These resources were developed in response to an identified gap in available guidance for child protection responses during public health emergencies.

Highlights from the Guidance Note

This blog provides highlights from the Guidance Note.

Structure of the Guidance Note

The Guidance Note is structured around key questions such as why are children particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks and what child protection actions are recommended in such settings, beyond what is included in the CPMS. This short video highlights these questions.

Summary Recommendations

For a video of the summary recommendations from the Guidance Note, click here.

Social Media Campaign

To ensure that child protection practitioners are aware of this valuable resource, the guidance note and briefing paper have been shared on the Alliance’s newsletter, in addition to our Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn channels.



The Alliance also hosted a webinar to unpack the guidance note. Participation in the webinar provided a deeper understanding of the factors that put children at risk during infectious disease outbreaks as well as practical steps to mitigate those risks.


The webinar includes this pre-recorded presentation and a live Q&A session on 24 May at 15:00 UTC+1. For the highlights from the live Q&A, here is the link.

For the rest of the videos, click here.

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