Child Protection for COVID-19

This section highlights tools and resources for child protection in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nicole Gilbertson Wilke, Amanda Hiles Howard, Delia Pop - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The goal of the present study was to better understand the impact of the pandemic and associated response measures on vulnerable children and families and provide data-informed recommendations for public and private service providers working with this population.

Save the Children & Plan International,

This thematic policy brief from Save the Children and Plan International aims to seek and secure commitment from regional and national leaders to urgently prioritize and invest consistently in the protection of girls, who are disproportionately exposed to multitude forms of violence and their devastating consequences.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

The purpose of this evidence synthesis is to examine the impact of school closures on the protection and wellbeing of children globally, with a focus on the majority world.

Better Care Network and Consortium for Street Children,

In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This brief provides an overview, including key questions and considerations, of version 2 of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action's Technical Note on Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mary Baginsky and Jill Manthorpe - NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, The Policy Institute, King’s College London,

This research set out to capture the ways in which adaptations were made by UK local authorities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is based on the experiences of 15 local authority children’s social care (CSC) departments that volunteered to participate in the research and whose views were captured between late May and early June 2020.

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

This editorial piece from The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health urges that the "far-reaching consequences [of the COVID-19 crisis] call for children and their right to health, education, and protection to be prioritised in the pandemic response and recovery planning."

Olof Blomqvist, Shaheen Chughtai, and Taskin Rahman - Save the Children,

This report looks at six crucial pathways that can not only help save lives and livelihoods but also lay the foundations for safer, healthier, more sustainable societies and a more promising future for children.

Save the Children,

This paper is divided into two parts: The first details the evidence from the ground, painting the picture of life for children during the pandemic in different European countries with statistics and examples, and giving a set of recommendations on measures that national governments across Europe can take to help protect children from the worst impacts of the crisis relating to the economic impacts on families, loss of services, access to education and targeted measures for children in migration. The second part focuses on recommendations to the EU institutions on how EU policy and funding can support and complement these national-level actions in these challenging times.

Sarah Banks, Tian Cai, Ed de Jonge, Jane Shears, Michelle Shum, Ana M. Sobočan, Kim Strom, Rory Truell, María Jesús Úriz, Merlinda Weinberg - International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW),

This report summarises the findings of an international study of the ethical challenges faced by social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, undertaken during 6th-18th May 2020.