Resource Center on COVID-19 and Children's Care

This section includes resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care.


News on COVID-19 and Children's Care


Webinars and Events on COVID-19 Response 


 

This section includes resources and tools related to alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section highlights tools and resources for child protection in the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources for promoting nurturing care and positive development for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources and tools for mental health and psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources related to separated children that may be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources related to children with disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF and the International Federation of Social Workers,

This webinar focused on the newly released technical note on Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response.

End Violence Partnership and the Office of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG VAC),

This webinar brought together partners from over 130 countries around the world. At the event, participants were given a chance to hear about and discuss local, national and global perspectives of and responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

Sahana Kribakaran & Dylan Gee - World Economic Forum,

This article from the World Economic Forum describes the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children in immigration detention in the United States and calls on the US government to take immediate actions to stop the violence against migrant children and families and to protect them from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Nations,

This UN policy brief presents three urgently recommended actions to minimize the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changing the Way We Care,

The tips in this guidance should be considered to ensure gatekeeping procedures continue to remain effective or in some cases are strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changing the Way We Care,

This guidance should be considered for children who live with their family or other family environment within a community setting, who may be vulnerable, or at-risk of separation, as well as children who have been recently reunified with their families from residential care.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This webinar focuses on standard 16 from the 2019 edition of the CPMS - strengthening family and caregiving environments - in the context of the current global COVID-19 pandemic.

Changing the Way We Care,

This guidance should be considered for children who currently live in a residential setting, including those that have been placed in residential care before and after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Emily Delap and Gillian Mann - Child Frontiers, Family for Every Child,

This short paper from Family for Every Child argues that a failure to prioritize support for kinship care during the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the risks that girls and boys face, and lead to poorly targeted and consequently ineffective strategies to prevent and mitigate the effects of the virus. The evidence presented is derived from a literature review which included published guidance developed in response to COVID-19, and evidence on previous experiences with Ebola outbreaks and the HIV pandemic.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This webinar examines the technical note on protecting children from violence, abuse, and neglect in the home as countries implement lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19.