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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This document provides technical guidance for a variety of PEPFAR issues, including the care of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and will be updated routinely as the situation evolves.

Inter-Agency Coalition,

This open letter calls on national governments and multilateral institutions to work immediately to strengthen ‘child protection in COVID-19’ response frameworks and to provide sufficient donor support to implement these responses effectively.

Validity Foundation, European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), International Disability Alliance (IDA), Disability Rights International (DRI), Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, International Disability and Development Consortium,

A coalition of six disability rights organisations has launched a major international monitoring initiative entitled “COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor” to conduct rapid independent monitoring of state measures concerning persons with disabilities. 

Save the Children,

This report finds that children in Uganda are increasingly vulnerable and at risk from an in crease in violence and abuse, stress, poverty, and hazardous coping strategies such as child labour and child marriage during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, vulnerable children have less support than usual. 


This document provides interim guidance for child protection and health actors in the context of quarantine and isolation measures to mitigate related child protection risks, minimize family separation,and promote family unity and social cohesion.

UK Department for Education,

This advice seeks to support staff working in schools, colleges and childcare settings, to care for children in the safest way possible, focusing on measures they can put in place to help limit risk of the virus spreading within education and childcare settings. 

United Nations,

This Policy Brief offers four basic tenets to guide our collective response to human mobility and the COVID-19 crisis, including the response to children on the move and children who are separated or unaccompanied in particular.

United Nations,

This UN brief examines the COVID-19 pandemic's threats to food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world and suggests three mutually reinforcing sets of priority actions to address the immediate, near- and medium-term needs to protect people during and beyond the crisis, and – ultimately – to reshape and build resilient food systems.

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN),

This one-page factsheet from Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) provides facts and information about COVID-19 and malnutrition.

Joining Forces (ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision),

In this policy brief, Joining Forces, as a coalition of six child rights organisations, calls for child protection to be prioritised in the response to COVID-19.