Facing the global surge of COVID-19, many governments mandated that children in residential care facilities be immediately relocated to the homes of relatives or other community options. This rapid relocation carried significant risks for children. However, the current moment also carries significant opportunity. As quarantine orders recede, organizations can play a vital role in ensuring safety and supporting family-based care for impacted children, and to cultivate enduring programs that enable more children to grow up in families.
The COVID-19 Child Protection and Family Care Challenge Grants and Learning Cohort is designed to support in developing and executing a plan to ensure child safety and maximize family-based outcomes for children in post-COVID recovery.