Child Protection for COVID-19

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

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H Juliette T Unwin, Susan Hillis, Lucie Cluver, Seth Flaxman, Philip S Goldman, MA Alexander Butchart, et al.,

At least 5 million children have lost a parent or caregiver due to #COVID19 since March 2020, updated figures suggest. The authors urge actions to prioritise affected children, incl. economic strengthening, enhanced community and family support, and education.

An estimated 6.7 million children have suffered from COVID-19-associated orphanhood and caregiver death in the past two years (as of January 15, 2022). This number is rapidly growing: every 6 seconds another child loses a parent or caregiver. This report, issued by dozens of leading international NGOs, outlines the magnitude of loss globally due to COVID-19 and presents tangible steps that the U.S. government can take to support children and families.

The Commission on Young Lives,

This report highlights the changing characteristics of children in and on the ‘edge of care’, including unaccompanied minors, increasing numbers of young people with unmet complex needs and BAME young people.

Ilan Katz, Sidnei Priolo-Filho, Carmit Katz et al,

This study is part of a larger initiative using an international platform to examine child maltreatment (CM) reports and child protective service (CPS) responses in various countries. The first data collection, which included a comparison between eight countries after the pandemic's first wave (March–June 2020), illustrated a worrisome picture regarding children's wellbeing. The current study presents the second wave of data across 12 regions via population data (Australia [New South Wales], Brazil, United States [California, Pennsylvania], Colombia, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Canada [Ontario, Quebec], South Africa).

Sarah Rockowitz, Laura M Stevens, James C Rockey, Lisa L Smith, Jessica Ritchie, Melissa F Colloff, Wangu Kanja, Jessica Cotton, Dorothy Njoroge, Catherine Kamau, Heather D Flowe,

This study examined patterns of sexual violence against adults and children in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic to inform sexual violence prevention, protection, and response efforts.

Family for Every Child,

In this How We Care series, Family for Every Child has presented the programming of 3 of its CSO members who have been working on the ground on preventing domestic violence affecting children during COVID-19.

AfriChild Center,

The assessment of COVID-19 effect on the Wellbeing of Children in Uganda was conducted between June and August, 2020 by AfriChild Centre, Makerere University. The study took a retrospective approach with a focus on the three months of the COVID-19 lock down (AprilJune 2020) to counter contradictions that could arise from a longer study period in the face of changing dynamics of COVID-19.

Ilan Katz, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current discussion paper explored the impact of COVID-19 on child maltreatment reports and CPS responses by comparing countries using available population data.

Carmit Katz and Barbara Fallon - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This second volume of the special issue “Protecting children from maltreatment during COVID-19" is a continuation of the first and comprises studies intended to address two core questions: (1) how does COVID-19 impact the rates of child maltreatment (CM); and (2) how does COVID-19 impact the delivery of child protective service responses.

Family Care First,

អង្គការ Save the Children រួមជាមួយអង្គការដៃគូចំនួន៧ កំពុងជួយលើកកម្ពស់សមត្ថភាពរបស់គ្រួសារទទួលផលក្នុងការថែទាំកូនៗរបស់ពួកគេ ដើម្បីសម្រេចឱ្យបាននូវសមទ្ធិផលនៃកិច្ចការពារកុមារប្រកបដោយភាពវិជ្ជមាន។ ដោយមានការគាំទ្រពីទីភ្នាក់ងារជំនួយសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកដើម្បីការអភិវឌ្ឃអន្តរជាតិ (USAID) និងសហភាពអឺរ៉ុប គម្រោង FCF|REACT កំពុងផ្តល់នូវការឧបត្ថម្ភសាច់ប្រាក់ប្រចាំខែ និងផ្តល់ការគាំទ្រដល់អ្នកផ្តល់ការថែទាំក្នុងការចាត់អាទិភាពនូវការចំណាយរបស់ពួកគេដើម្បីឧត្តមប្រយោជន៍របស់កូនៗ។ មាននៅលើ