Child Protection for COVID-19

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

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Dr Erika Fraser - VAWG Helpdesk,

This report from the VAWG Helpdesk explores the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic may impact on violence against women and girls, based on emerging evidence, including increased risk of corporal punishment, sexual exploitation, and abuse of girls, as well as intensification of child protection issues due to children being separated from caregivers.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action hosted a webinar on 24 March 2020 to introduce the new Technical Note: Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Save the Children,

This framework represents Save the Children’s planning assumptions and priority areas for implementation over four phases of programming: Preparedness, Initial Response, Large-Scare Response, and Recovery.

Children's Bureau, U.S. Administration for Children and Families,

This article from the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families provides information and resources on the COVID-19 crisis for child welfare workers, children involved in the child welfare system, foster care providers, and more.

IFRC, IOM, UNHCR and WHO - Inter-Agency Standing Committee,

This interim guidance is issued to assist field staff to immediately respond to urgent needs of people in humanitarian situations, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, asylum seekers, refugees and returnees, and migrants.

ONU Mujeres,

Este documento de ONU Mujeres describe los impactos e implicaciones de COVID-19 para mujeres y niñas en América Latina y el Caribe, incluyendo el riesgo más alto de violencia.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

In an inter-agency effort, the Alliance has produced this Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic, based on the Guidance Note on Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Alliance, 2018), in an attempt to support frontline Child Protection workers, policy makers and donors in designing and implementing Child Protection interventions, including cross-sectoral collaboration.

Center for the Study of Social Policy,

This statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy emphasizes the need to respond to the needs of children, youth, and families who are likely to suffer most during the COVID-19 crisis, including children, youth, and families in institutional settings and families involved in the child welfare system.


This situation report from UNICEF presents an overview of humanitarian needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and a summary of UNICEF's global preparedness and response actions.

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Health Organization,

This report seeks to understand the issues faced by vulnerable populations in emergencies in order to provide them with support and priority assistance and to engage them in decision-making processes for response, recovery, preparedness, and risk reduction.