Evidence from previous infectious disease outbreaks indicates that existing child protection risks are exacerbated, and new ones emerge, as a result of the epidemic as well as of the socioeconomic impacts of prevention and control measures. Some children are at increased risk in these circumstances, especially those without parental/family care, those at risk of separation from family, those in alternative care, and those who have recently left alternative care.
The aim of this webinar was to elaborate on the Technical Note in support of 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. The Technical Note was developed by an Inter-agency Task Force of practitioners specialized in child protection and care and builds on the Technical Note: Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic developed by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and is based on international standards and practice relating to the care and protection of children.
The webinar featured an overview of the technical note and three country-specific presentations on Syria, Kenya, and Ethiopia. View the presentations below.