The COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to children, families and communities throughout the world. Beyond the immediate implications on children’s care posed by the measures taken to contain the transmission of the virus and to address its impact on the health of millions of individuals, the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic on the capacity of families, caregivers and alternative care systems to provide safe, nurturing and appropriate care are likely to be long-lasting and profound.
Recognizing this, a group of agencies have come together across the humanitarian and development spectrum to develop inter-agency technical guidance to support 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. This Technical Note, along with other resources on the care and protection of children during the COVID-19 crisis, are highlighted in this newsletter issue.
For more tools, guidance, news, webinar recordings, and other resources on children's care and protection, visit BCN's COVID-19 Resource Center.
The newsletter issue will be published on 9 April 2020 at 7:15pm EDT.