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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UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti,

UNICEF Innocenti is mobilizing a rapid research response in line with UNICEF’s global response to the COVID-19 crisis. This microsite features resources and research projects covering a rapid review of evidence, education analysis, and social and economic policies. 

Save the Children,

This guidance is for Save the Children staff and partners already running Interim Care Centres (ICCs) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Better Care Network, UNICEF,

The aim of this webinar was to elaborate on the Technical Note in support of child protection practitioners and government officials in their immediate response to the child protection concerns faced by children who are at risk of separation or in alternative care during COVID-19 pandemic.

Xinyan Xie, BA; Qi Xue, MPH; Yu Zhou, BA; et al - JAMA Pediatrics,

This study investigated depressive and anxiety symptoms among students in Hubei province, China, which can help optimize interventions on the mental health of children for stakeholders in all countries affected by COVID-19.


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.

African Child Policy Forum,

This call to action outlines several decisive and coordinated measures that all stakeholders are urged to take to ensure that children and families are protected from the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.

Philip S Goldman, Marinus H van Ijzendoorn, Edmund J S Sonuga-Barke on behalf of the Lancet Institutional Care Reform Commission Group,

In this correspondence in the Lancet, the authors express their concerns regarding children in residential institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic and urge authorities to undertake carefully planned measures with respect to deinstitutionalisation.

Mia Roje Đapić, Gordana Buljan Flander, Krešimir Prijatelj - Archives of Psychiatry Research,

This paper reviews clinical and empirical studies related to the rates of abuse and neglect of children during health and other crises in other countries. It also analyses trends of recent data of the Ministry of Interior [of Croatia] with practical guidelines for improved child protection in this period.

UNICEF, International Labour Organization, UN Women,

This document offers (interim) recommendations for employers to mitigate the negative consequences stemming from COVID-19.


This presentation from REPSSI provides some guidance on how to care for babies and young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to tend to their health and development.