Child Protection for COVID-19

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

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Supriya Sharma, Daphne Wong, John Schomberg, Chloe Knudsen-Robbins, David Gibbs, Carol Berkowitz, Theodore Heyming - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study was designed to explore whether the incidence of child maltreatment among patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNICEF Ghana, Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI), National Development Planning Commission (NDPC),

This briefing paper - developed by UNICEF and the Social Policy Research Institute, in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission - built on existing microdata, analyses of children’s vulnerabilities and specific phone survey data collected between March and June 2020. The paper outlines the primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 on children in Ghana, including the impacts on vulnerable children such as children with disabilities, street-connected children, and children in residential care.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,

This report presents child protection data from March to September 2020 (covering the ‘first wave’ of COVID-19 restrictions for Australia, and part of the ‘second wave’ of restrictions for Victoria) with comparisons to the same period in 2019.

Save the Children,

In this Humanitarian Plan, Save the Children lays out its response to the COVID-19 crisis, which is designed to directly support and advocate for children’s right to survive, learn and be protected, and will be delivered through a multi-sectoral response to children’s needs arising from the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19 on children’s rights.

Sarah Font - American Enterprise Institute,

This paper asks the questions: What can we learn from the pandemic—and federal, state, and local governmental responses— about the cracks in the child welfare system? What lessons can be carried forward post-pandemic?

Quraish Sserwanja, Joseph Kawuki, Jean H Kim - Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health,

In order to address the dearth of information in less developed regions, this article aims to provide an insight into the increased cases of child abuse in Uganda during the COVID‐19 pandemic.

Family for Every Child,

These Practitioner Guidance Papers share the approaches of five Family for Every Child members in adapting existing helplines or setting up new ones during the COVID-19 pandemic

Johanna Caldwell, Ashleigh Delaye, Tonino Esposito, Tara Petti, Tara Black, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé - Developmental Child Welfare,

In this commentary, the authors suggest that a focus on short-term risk in the response to COVID-19 may obscure support for children’s long-term outcomes.

Carmit Katz, Sidnei R. Priolo Filho, Jill Korbin, Annie Bérubé, Ansie Fouché, Sadiyya Haffejee, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current paper aims to suggest a framework for risk and protective factors that need to be considered in child protection in its various domains of research, policy, and practice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carmit Katz, Sidnei R. Priolo Filho, Jill Korbin, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current paper aims to suggest a framework for risk and protective factors that need to be considered in child protection in its various domains of research, policy, and practice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.