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This opinion piece from The Hill discusses the "the rising wave of children who will enter the foster system" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns put in place to curb its spread.
This article tells the story of a 10 year-old boy who arrived to the United States unaccompanied from Honduras and who was quickly deported back to the dangerous place he had fled.
Join the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the Child Protection AoR for an introduction to the 2019 edition of the global Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
This webinar will present interagency guidance developed by the Community-Level Child Protection Task Force aimed at supporting child protection actors working with communities to keep children safe to adapt their programming to the contagious environment of COVID-19, in line with CPMS Standard 17.
Join this continuation of CAFO's last webinar, "10 Key Principles for Protecting Vulnerable Children and Families during a Global Pandemic, to hear how practitioners are helping vulnerable children during a global pandemic.
This article describes some of the challenges facing young people as they age out of foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic and notes that several U.S. states have "announced plans to extend the aging-out guideline past the age of 21 for young adults in care during the pandemic."
This article compares how the global policy of deinstitutionalisation (DI) of child welfare travelled, was translated and institutionalised in two post-Soviet countries – Russia and Kazakhstan.
This article from BBC News describes the impacts of coronavirus lockdowns on surrogacy arrangements, particularly the separation of parents and their babies, born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine, who are unable to unite due to travel restrictions.
In this episode of the Protected! Podcast, Elissa Alhassrouny, a child protection specialist with Plan International Lebanon, discusses how their team moved to remote child protection programming and the steps involved in that process.
This article illuminates the important role the Committee on the Rights of the Child played in monitoring child abuse and neglect in the implementation of the now thirty years old Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).