COVID-19

COVID-19 Resource Tracker

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In April 2020, the Alliance COVID-19 Mapping Team began tracking resources and articles on some of the key CPMS Standards and topics around child protection and COVID-19. Almost two years later, this process has produced the Child Protection and COVID-19 Resource Tracker, which contains the final bank of resources collected. This mapping process has also underpinned the Evidence Synthesis Briefs series.

 

Featured Resources

Research | The Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Child Protection and Education Inequalities in Three Humanitarian Contexts

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On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In response, governments around the world took the unprecedented step of closing all schools as a way to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that school closures impacted almost 1.6 billion learners across 169...

The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Research Study

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In the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, on behalf of the Alliance and in close collaboration with INEE, seeked to explore the following question: What education inequalities, child protection risk and protective factors, and adverse outcomes have been amplified as a result of school closures in humanitarian/crisis contexts...

MOOC | Protection Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adapting Child Protection Programming

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action This course is available in English and Spanish. Click to register. This is the second edition of our massive-open online course Child Protection Programs Adaptations in the Context of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases Outbtreaks. The course is available on demand from April 12, 2021. The course is focused on the implications of COVID...

Report | Action Points on the Protection of Children and Infectious Disease Outbreaks from the 2020 Annual Meeting on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

To find the special video presentation by the Alliance COVID-19 Focal Point Team and learn about the six critical actions, click here! The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (the Alliance) held the 2020 Annual Meeting on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action over a virtual platform from the 5th to 16th of October 2020. The Annual Meeting was an opportunity for Child Protection...

COVID-19 Synthesis | Evidence Briefs

Update: The latest and FINAL evidence synthesis focuses on strategies to strengthen the caregiving environment through family- and community-based approaches and offers a series of case studies from various humanitarian and emergency contexts. [Read more] Coming soon! Keep an eye out for the Alliance CP and COVID-19 Resource Tracker in 2022! Our COVID-19 mapping team has been tracking resources...

Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic (v.2)

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The Alliance has now produced a version 2 of the technical note on the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aim of this brief: To support child protection practitioners and policy makers in putting the child’s safety and well-being at the centre of their COVID-19 pandemic response. Part 1, structured around the CPMS, discusses children’s specific protection needs in the context of...

Children Facing Adversity

Key resources on children facing adversity during COVID-19, including children in alternative care, children deprived of their liberties, unaccompanied and separated children, children affected by child labour, Child refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and (forced) migrants.

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Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 10: Supporting Children on the Street during the Lockdown

The pandemic is difficult for children living and working on the street. How can you obey a stay-at-home order when home is not an option? How do you stick to basic hygiene precautions like regular hand washing, if there’s no water on tap? CWIN has been supporting children and advocating for their rights in Nepal for over 30 years. They continued to support these children during the lockdown and...

Guidance for Alternative Care Provision During COVID-19

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This document provides practical guidance to actors in humanitarian and development contexts on the adaptations and considerations needed to support children who are either currently in alternative care or are going into an alternative care placement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It expands on the guidance provided in the Interagency Technical Note on Children and Alternative Care Immediate...

Webinar | CAAFAG and COVID-19 (French version)

Veuillez vous inscrire par ce Zoom link. Ce webinaire portera sur l'impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur les programmes concernant les enfants associés aux forces et groupes armés. A travers les messages clés et les considérations en lien avec ces programmes, ce webinaire réunira des professionnels de la protection de l'enfance travaillant dans les contextes de le Mali, la République démocratique...

Webinar | COVID-19: Protection Children from Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in the Home (Spanish version)

This webinar examines the technical note on protecting children from violence, abuse, and neglect in the home as countries implement lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. Protective prevention and response strategies are outlined with the goal of strengthening the protection of children in all types of homes.

Webinar | COVID-19 and Child Labour

Join experts and practitioners from different organisations across the globe to discuss ‘COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!’, the theme of the 2020 World Day Against Child Labour. Participants will hear an update based on the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action technical note on COVID-19 and Child Labour (EN, SP, FR), evidence-based resources and...

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 4: Impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour Programming in Myanmar

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed any famailies into difficulties, which has increased the risk of chidlren being lured or forced into different types of work that are hazardous for thier health, wellbeing and development. In this podcast, Hani Mansourian from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action speaks with Selim Benaissa, Chief Technical Officer from the ILO on the Myanmar...

Education

Key resources on the effects of COVID-19 on education, including the impact of school closures on child protection and well-being.

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The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Research Study

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In the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, on behalf of the Alliance and in close collaboration with INEE, seeked to explore the following question: What education inequalities, child protection risk and protective factors, and adverse outcomes have been amplified as a result of school closures in humanitarian/crisis contexts...

Blog Post | No Education, No Protection

In April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, UNESCO estimated that more than 1.5 billion students and youth – nearly 90% worldwide – were out of school, disrupting the academic progress and social and emotional development that education provides. For nearly a year now, with schools closed across the world in response to the pandemic, children and young people have traded...

Evidence Paper | No Education, No Protection: What school closures under COVID-19 mean for children and young people in crisis-affected contexts

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented levels of school closures, affecting up to 90% of learners globally. While it was deemed necessary to close schools and other education institutions to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the paper shows how this has clearly had negative consequences for the wellbeing of children and young people, especially those in crisis contexts. Following on...

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 7: City Kids, Country Kids and the School Shutdown in Mongolia

Schools in Mongolia shut down in January 2020, long before many other countries considered nationwide school closures. Amarbayasgalan Erdenebileg from World Vision Mongolia tells Hani Mansourian, the Alliance's Co-coordinator, what effect the school closure had on children in rural and urban settings. Plus, WVI Mongolia has developed different programs to help children cope with remote learning...

Child Protection Systems Strengthening

Key resources for child protection systems strengthening, including case management and helplines, mental health and psychosocial support, social protection, family strengthening and community-based child protection.

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Policy Paper Summary | Social Protection and Child Protection: Working Together to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

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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 summary highlights the key arguments from the policy paper for close collaboration across Social Protection and Child Protection sectors to address the...

Policy Paper | Social Protection & Child Protection: Working Together to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

"This unprecedented socio-economic crisis has already rapidly exacerbated root causes of some of the biggest threats to child survival and well-being, such as hunger, reduced access to health, education, social, and child protection services." This policy paper, coordinated by the Alliance and co-sponored by UNICEF and Save the Children, seeks to lay out key arguments for close collaboration...

Guidance | Social Protection and Child Protection: How to Join Forces to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

To find the FINAL VERSION of this policy paper, CLICK HERE! The objective of this guidance is to lay out key arguments for close collaboration across Social Protection and Child Protection to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children and families towards reduction of adverse Child Protection outcomes. Coordinated by: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Co...

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 8: When “Stay at Home” Policies Become a Danger for some Girls and Boys

Many girls and boys face violence at the hands of the very people they need to trust most. Their parents and close relatives. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns have wiped out the income many families relied on to meet their basic needs. And that means overwhelmed adults and children have been confined to the same space for months, putting some kids at risk of violence. Stephen Blight from UNICEF...

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 7: City Kids, Country Kids and the School Shutdown in Mongolia

Schools in Mongolia shut down in January 2020, long before many other countries considered nationwide school closures. Amarbayasgalan Erdenebileg from World Vision Mongolia tells Hani Mansourian, the Alliance's Co-coordinator, what effect the school closure had on children in rural and urban settings. Plus, WVI Mongolia has developed different programs to help children cope with remote learning...

Webinar | Adapting Family Strengthening Programs and Approaches to COVID-19

Please join us for a webinar and discussion on Family Strengthening in the time of Covid-19: Programmatic Adaptations to Support Families in Need. This webinar will include presentations on program adaptations from Family Strengthening Task Force member organisations and open discussion on challenges and best practices. Webinar Outline: 1. Opening by the Taskforce Leads 2. Presentation from War...

Advocacy

Key advocacy resources for prioritizing the protection of children during COVID-19.

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Policy Paper Summary | Social Protection and Child Protection: Working Together to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

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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 summary highlights the key arguments from the policy paper for close collaboration across Social Protection and Child Protection sectors to address the...

Policy Paper | Social Protection & Child Protection: Working Together to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

"This unprecedented socio-economic crisis has already rapidly exacerbated root causes of some of the biggest threats to child survival and well-being, such as hunger, reduced access to health, education, social, and child protection services." This policy paper, coordinated by the Alliance and co-sponored by UNICEF and Save the Children, seeks to lay out key arguments for close collaboration...

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 11: Are Governments Doing Enough for Child Protection Workers?

Subtitle: Caring for Young Children during COVID-19 (Part 2). This episode of Protected! is the second in a 2-Part series with Joan Lombardi - to listen to Part 1, click here. Many governments around the world are debating or have initiated the second round of restrictions to combat the coronavirus. Back in May 2020 we spoke to early childhood expert Joan Lombardi, director of Early Opportunities...

Guidance | Social Protection and Child Protection: How to Join Forces to Protect Children from the Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

To find the FINAL VERSION of this policy paper, CLICK HERE! The objective of this guidance is to lay out key arguments for close collaboration across Social Protection and Child Protection to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children and families towards reduction of adverse Child Protection outcomes. Coordinated by: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Co...

Webinar | The Need for Governments to Consult Child Protection Advisers when Loosening COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions (English version)

Please find the edited recording of the English language webinar here. - Advocacy Webinar sponsored by the Advocacy Working Group COVID-19 Advocacy Team (CAT): “The Need for Governments to Consult Child Protection Advisers when Loosening COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions” 21 July, 8:30am EDT (2:30pm CEST) – English language 23 July, 8:30am EDT (2:30pm CEST) – Spanish language In April, the Spanish...

Advocacy Brief | Prioritizing the Safety of Children Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has prompted widespread school closures and physical distancing measures, making online platforms and communities essential to maintaining a sense of normalcy. While children and their families are turning to digital solutions more than ever to support children’s learning, socialization and play, ever younger children are spending more time online, often without adequate supervision or...

Learning & Development Resources

Key resources to strengthen the capacity of CPHA Practitioners to respond in times of COVID-19.

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Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 1: Innovative Approaches to Awareness Raising

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Protection actors needed to think outside the box on how to continue disseminating information and raising awareness amongst communities. This was even more crucial as knowledge is key to protecting yourself during a crisis. Child Protection actors globally sprang into action and came up with innovative ways to reach out to their communities when in...

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 3: Life Skills Adaptations during COVID-19

Life skills programming remains a critical element of child protection work in humanitarian settings, including promoting behavior change and providing critical skills for children and caregivers adapting to a crisis. Therefore, this episode will present two country-level adaptations and one online adaptation of life skills training during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuing country-level examples...

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 2: Integrating Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Programming during COVID-19

This episode will feature new research from the Alliance and INEE on integrated CP-EiE programming and country-level experiences from World Vision International and BIFERD. The presentations will cover: The benefits for children of collaboration between Education and Child Protection in emergencies Examples of promising practice in integration of CP and Education programming Recommendations for...

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaption Series, Ep 4: Adapting Case Management in the Context of COVID-19 - One Year On!

This episode will feature examples of adaptations made to case management programming in the context of COVID-19, challenges encountered by practitioners in the adaptation process and recommendations for key actions to tackle obstacles that are still to be face. To watch the corresponding webinar from this podcast, click here. Captions are available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish! This...

Webinar | Child Protection Mainstreaming in Health Facilities: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Register via this Zoom link. The Alliance L&D Working Group is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on Child Protection and Health integration and programming adaptations during COVID-19 crisis. During the webinar you will hear from practitioners on adaptations made to mainstream child protection in health facilities in the context of COVID-19 challenges encountered and recommendations for key...

Webinar | Adapting CAAFAG Programing in the Context of COVID-19: One Year On

Register via this Zoom link. The Alliance L&D Working Group and CAAFAG Task Force are pleased to invite you to join a webinar on CAAFAG programming adaptations during COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 8 September, 15.00-16.00 CEST. During the webinar we will be hearing from practitioners on adaptations made to CAAFAG programming in the context of COVID-19, challenges...