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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Florencia Rodríguez y Andrés Segade - Doncel,

El presente informe sistematiza la información recabada en encuentros virtuales realizados con adolescentes y jóvenes y con equipos del Sistema de promoción y protección de derechos desde el inicio del aislamiento. Se pudo relevar información sobre el impacto social del aislamiento en contextos institucionales, las dificultades que enfrentan en el cumplimiento de las medidas de aislamiento y de las pautas de cuidado, así como también las buenas prácticas que están teniendo lugar en el marco del cuidado de niñas, niños, adolescentes y jóvenes (NNAJ) privados de cuidado parental.

Dan Hope - Strengthening Families For Abandoned Children (SFAC),

This blog post from Strengthening Families For Abandoned Children (SFAC) features a decision map and accompanying guide to making decisions about where and how to place a child during a large-scale emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families: A Protective Factors Framework,

This tool is meant to help practitioners stay grounded in family strengths as a way to overcome challenges and help families thrive even when the current COVID-19 crisis is weighing heavily on practitioners' and families' minds.

EU, GRULAC and the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs,

This joint statement from the EU, GRULAC and the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs expresses support for the appeal by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for countries to prioritize children’s education, food, health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plan International,

To aid understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on girls and young women, as well as talking to girls in lockdown, Plan International has re-examined four previous studies of crises to try and get a clearer picture of the insecurity and vulnerability facing girls now.

Martin James Foundation,

This practice briefing aims to support carers and practitioners to talk and listen to children and young people in alternative care about Covid-19

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and UNICEF,

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and UNICEF facilitated this webinar to discuss the guidance in the Technical Note on COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty and some of the successes and challenges in protecting the rights of children in detention during the pandemic.

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

This document is intended to provide guidance on how to support the social service workforce and empower them to safely serve children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Save the Children,

These tip sheets from Save the Children provide recommendations for disability inclusion during COVID-19 across a range of thematic areas and topics, including education, cash transfers, health, and nutrition.

UN Network on Migration's Working Group on Alternatives to Immigration Detention,

The present document aims to provide practical guidance to States and other stakeholders in preventing and responding to COVID-19 in the context of immigration detention, including the detention of unaccompanied and separated children, highlighting instances of promising practices as useful models to draw from.