Resource Center on COVID-19 and Children's Care

This section includes resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care.

News on COVID-19 and Children's Care

Webinars and Events on COVID-19 Response 


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Bridget Zingwe Fadzaishe, Robert Lekganyane Maditobane,

The authors of this exploratory qualitative research study recruited 12 African youths aged between 18 and 23, with at least two years’ experience of life in the care centres of Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, to investigate their experiences when they left these centres during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgetown University Collaborative on Global Children's Issues,

The long-term consequences of COVID-19 have been tough for children around the world, but even more so for young children already in humanitarian crises, whether due to conflict, natural disasters, or economic and political upheaval. Drawing on research and voices from the Global South, this book showcases innovations to mobilize new funds and reallocate existing resources to protect children during the pandemic.

UNICEF East Africa Regional Learning Platform,

This webinar examined care in the context of COVID-19, climate change, and conflict. Speakers explored how the pandemic has left a lasting legacy on the care system in Uganda and examined the impacts of climate change-related drought on children's care in Kenya. They also explored efforts to deliver effective care for children during conflict in Ethiopia.

Asta Cekaite, Madeleine Wirzén,

This study reports results concerning close embodied practices, involving touch, in early childhood care settings in Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carmit Katz, Afnan Attrash-Najjar, Kathryn Maguire-Jack, Natalia Varela, Sidnei Rinaldo Priolo-Filho, Annie Bérubé, Olivia D. Chang, Delphine Collin-Vézina, Ansie Fouché, Ma'ayan Jacobson, David Kaawa-Mafigiri, Nadia Massarweh,

The current international study sought to identify the experiences and responses of child protection professionals to child maltreatment during COVID-19.

Udita Iyengar, Jessica Heller-Bhatt,

This perspective piece considers the impact on infant and perinatal health in the context of COVID-19 with particular emphasis on relational dynamics and attachment assessments, using a case study of a foster carer and her child in an out-of-home-care placement. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for safeguarding the well-being of both caregivers and vulnerable children during this challenging time.

Sweta Shah, Lucy Bassett,

This book investigates how organizations around the world responded to these dual challenges, identifying solutions, and learning opportunities to help to support young children in ongoing and future crises. Drawing on research and voices from the Global South, this book showcases innovations to mobilize new funds and re-allocate existing resources to protect children during the pandemic.

Victor Fernandes, Anta Niang, Rosita Vargas Diaz, Martin Goyette,

This paper explores how the COVID-19 pandemic affected care leavers in Quebec, a social group already facing obstacles to social integration.

Shirin Heidari, Els Torreele, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, Sharifah Sekalala, Naomi Burke-Shyne, Gabrielle Landry Chappuis,

This comment in the October 2023 issue of The Lancet discusses gender equity in health care and how improving access to sexual and reproductive health services can lead to a considerable reduction in maternal mortality rates. Other reports emphasise how collecting and analysing sex-disaggregated and gender data can help identify disparities in access to education, health care, and other services that are crucial for overall development.

Chiara Galli,

This U.S.-based case study provides lessons on how states and civil society strategically manage a “crisis” and discusses the implications for immigrants’ rights and vulnerabilities.