Child Protection

Topic(s)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Technical Note: Protection Of Children During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Alliance developed this technical note for 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 this pandemic.

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Framework

CP-EiE Collaboration Framework - Checklist for Reopening Schools

Published by
Global Education Cluster
Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR)

This checklist proposes steps for CP and Education sectors to take as schools prepare to re-open to ensure a coordinated response for children returning to school.

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Technical Note

Protection of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Children and Alternative Care Immediate Response Measures

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Better Care Network

The aim of this Technical Note is to support child protection practitioners and government officials in their immediate response to the child protection concerns faced by children who are at risk of separation or in alternative care during COVID-19 pandemic

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Guidance Note: Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

This Guidance Note aims to provide humanitarian child protection practitioners, particularly child protection advisors and program managers, with guidance on how to engage in responses to infectious disease outbreaks to ensure children’s protection needs are taken into account in preparedness for, and during responses to, the outbreaks.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

CP-EiE Collaboration – Key Considerations during the COVID-19 crisis

Published by
Global Education Cluster
Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR)

This paper highlights steps to enhance CP-EiE collaboration, around the Humanitarian Programme Cycle. This guide provides a non-exhaustive list of minimum suggested actions and tips for collaboration between the two sectors.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Safe Back to School: A Practitioner’s Guide

Published by
Global Education Cluster
Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR)

This guide builds on the UN Framework for Reopening Schools, giving concrete actions that can be taken at the community and school level to operationalize these global policy recommendations

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Presentation

Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

COVID-19 is quickly changing the context in which children live. Prevention and control measures such as school closures (as announced or implemented in 100 countries) disrupt children’s routine and support structures. As a response, the Alliance hosted a webinar to introduce their new Technical Note: Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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Database

CP AoR Child Protection Resource Menu for COVID-19

Published by
Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR)

The CP AoR Help Desk is managing a dropbox folder with collected global, regional, and country-level resources for COVID-19, and this document will be a living document stored in the dropbox folder.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Alternative Care Guidance for the COVID-19 Situation

Published by
Iraq Child Protection Sub-Cluster

This guidance provides an overview of the risks assosciated with disease outbreak that could cause children to be left without appropriate parental care, and provides scenearios for where children may be identified as separated in Iraq due to issues related to COVID-19.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

GBV Case Management and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by
Gender Based Violence AoR Help Desk

This note aims to provide practical support to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) practitioners to adapt GBV case management service delivery models quickly and ethically during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

COVID-19 and its implications for protecting children online

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC), We Protect Global Alliance, End Violence Against Children, ITU, Childhood

This technical note sets out some of the key priorities and recommendations on how to mitigate those risks and promote positive online experiences for children.

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Advocacy Statement

Advocacy Messages for Child Protection Actors: Prioritizing Child Protection in COVID-19 Response Plans

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

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 children from violence and exploitation can be life-saving during a humanitarian crisis like COVID-19, and governments should prioritize it as such.

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Report

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

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

This report highlights the primarily negative effects resulting from the combination of sudden school closures and restricted access to and availability of services, social networks, and other protective facilities for children and young people living in crisis-affected contexts.

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White Paper

Ethical Considerations for Evidence Generation Involving Children on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This document identifies key ethical considerations (a) when undertaking evidence generation involving children during the mitigation stage of the pandemic (emergency phase) and (b) on subject matter relating to COVID-19 once the pandemic has been contained and containment policy measures, including lockdowns, have been lifted (post-emergency phase).

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools Supplemental Content E: Protection of Children in and out of school in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This document povides clear guidelines on how to protect children and adolescents in and out of school (depending on whether schools are closed or open), in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, including measures that should be implemented to mitigate the increase of violence against children and adolescents in both settings.

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Advocacy Statement

Putting Gender at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Education Response: Common Messaging Framework

Published by
United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI)

This common messaging initiative represents a strategic opportunity to foster dialogue and raise attention to the gendered impacts of COVID-19, advocate for strategies to respond to the gendered dimensions of this crisis, and look ahead to the safe reopening of schools through a gendered lens.

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Report

COVID-19 Response in Uganda: Keeping Children Learning and Safe While Schools are Closed

Published by
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Finn Church Aid
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
Save the Children
War Child
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Humanity and Inclusion, PALM Corps, Street Child, ZOA

At this critical time, it is vital that international governments and donors increase funding to enable children in Uganda to continue learning. The closure of 51,000 institutions to prevent COVID-19 has left 15 million children out of school and facing increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse. Closing schools must not mean suspending learning.

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