COVID-19 Response towards the Alternative Care of Children in South East Asia

SOS Children’s Villages

This virtual forum will be a platform where children, youth, care -leavers, and caregivers from different care options will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. It will also be an opportunity for governments and civil society organizations in the South East Asia region to respond to these identified issues and questions, share good practices and lessons learned in managing the pandemic and protecting children and young people in alternative care, as well as the future of alternative care in relation to the “new normal."

The programme of the virtual forum includes:
•Introduction to the Forum
•Opening Remark
•SOS Children’s Villages’ Regional Response to COVID-19
•Part 1: Impact of COVID Pandemic on Children, Youth, Care-leavers and Caregivers in Alternative Care Options
•Part 2: Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Responding to and Managing the COVID-19 Crisis
•Part 3: Moving Forward: Alternative Care in the “New Normal”
•Q&A / Open Forum
•Closing: Wrap up and Closing of the Forum