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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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06 May 2022
From the earliest stages of the pandemic, The Alliance found itself at the forefront of supporting child protection practitioners across the world to adapt to the realities of the world under COVID-19. In March 2020, The Alliance formed an inter-...
04 Nov 2021
Register here! ISPCAN's first-ever virtual World Summit includes a two-day program with seven inspiring keynote speakers, two youth poets, and 11 interactive workshops facilitated by the world leaders in International Child Protection, all brought...
29 Oct 2021
In 2020, 155 million people in 55 countries/regions were in crisis or worse – an increase of about 20 million people from 2019. In addition, children around the world are negatively affected by worsening education opportunities and the socioeconomic...
28 Oct 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly disrupted the daily lives of children and adolescents, with increased time at home, online learning and limited physical social interaction. This report seeks to understand the immediate effects on their mental...
18 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the mental health of a generation of children. But the pandemic may represent the tip of a mental health iceberg – an iceberg we have ignored for far too long. The State of the World’s Children 2021...
13 Oct 2021
Register via this Zoom link.  The COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted the entire world and their governments, including those in Africa, responded by imposing varying degrees of restrictions to contain the spread of the virus and save lives....
12 Oct 2021
In the last decade, 25 million child marriages have been averted thanks to accelerated progress in eliminating the practice. However, the speed of elimination is not enough to meet the ambitious target of the Sustainable Development Goals: to end...
29 Sep 2021
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...
17 Sep 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed great strain on the social service workforce. The virus and the measures adopted to contain it have required social service organizations and workers to reorganize the way they operate to ensure the health and well-...
15 Sep 2021
Join Children and Families Across Borders and the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance on Wednesday 15th September from 1-4pm UTC for their upcoming conference. To register, click here.  This event takes place virtually and presents a unique...
08 Sep 2021
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-...
26 Aug 2021
COVID-19 is a crisis like no other in modern times. It has reached every population and community. While the evidence base is still nascent, this report looks at the impacts of disasters and past epidemics – such as Ebola, HIV, SARS/MERS and Zika –...
25 Aug 2021
We know that the impacts of COVID-19 on children’s protection and wellbeing are numerous. Among them are disruptions to children's caregiving environment. COVID-19 has increased the risk of parent or caregiver separation and loss due to illness,...
11 Aug 2021
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,...
26 Jul 2021
This study was conducted by UNICEF MENA in collaboration with UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) and has documented good practices, programmatic interventions and alternative approaches being implemented to curb the impact of COVID-19 on child...
14 Jul 2021
This document builds on existing Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) programming guidance and incorporates recent field experience from the child protection sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It should therefore be read in...
07 Jul 2021
Register via this Zoom link.  More than a year has passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the Alliance L&D Working Group and the Case Management Task Force invites a webinar on case management adaptations during COVID-19...
24 Jun 2021
Register via this Zoom link.  The L&D Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action invites you to join a webinar on Life Skills Adaptations during COVID-19. This Webinar will present two country-level adaptations and...
18 Jun 2021
Register via this LINK.  After having to postpone CRIA Asia 2020 due to the pandemic, the CRIA are very happy and proud to announce that in 2021, Child Rights in Action Forum: Children Beyond Gender will take place online, from the 18th to the 20th...
17 Jun 2021
Register via this KoBo link. The Norwegian Refugee Council is delighted to invite you to the ‘Psycho-Social Support in Education: An Embedded Approach to Child Well-being’ online learning platform. The agenda has been pulled together based on the...

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