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COVID-19: Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in the Home

Some COVID-19 prevention measures have abruptly cut children off from positive and supportive relationships they rely on when in distress, including at school, in the extended family, and in the community. Children’s rights to safety and protection as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the...

A Reflective Field Guide: Community-level approaches to child protection in humanitarian action

The Reflective Field Guide aims to contribute to fostering more authentic community engagement in humanitarian child protection action. It encourages honest reflection and discussion about current programming, what strong community participation could look like, and what child protection...

Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response - Recommended Actions

This document is intended to provide guidance on how to support the social service workforce and empower them to safely serve children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Child Protection Case Management - COVID19 Decision-Making on Essential Personal Interactions

High risk cases might require home visits or individual follow up in-person and most vulnerable children and families during the outbreak will require social support implying personal interactions. In some cases, it might be possible to do so rremotely, but in other situations, such measures might...

COVID19 Child Protection Case Management Field Guidance

Child Protection Case Management is part of the essential services that cannot be stopped suddenly but that requires gradual adaptation to the new emergency. This document builds on existing response action from several countries and case management task force agencies. It provides guidance to...

Messages for Governments: Coordinating the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Response

A coordinated approach is critical to ensure a comprehensive multi-sectoral approach that ensures children are protected in all areas of their lives.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as messages targeting...

Guidance for Child Protection Case workers to share with Children or Caregivers on COVID-19 Preventive Safety Measures when doing Case Management Work

This guidance note focuses on how to explain concepts around how to take safety precautions to protect others and yourself. The information in this guidance is to be utilized whilst doing case management follow-up in person or remotely.

Child Protection Case Management Guidance for Remote Phone Follow-up in Covid-19

This document is intended to support case workers through Child Protection (CP) Case Management processes during the COVID-19 outbreak response in Lebanon. CP case management is normally a long-term process which can take several months depending on the unique needs of the child, their coping...

Case Management Guidance for Disease Outbreak – Iraq Child Protection Sub-Cluster Situations where Access to Affected Communities in and outside of Camps is Limited

This guidance provides a short overview of the CP risks associated with disease outbreak. It also provides practical steps and actions for child protection case management actors to follow in order to prepare for the impacts of disease outbreak and the subsequent impact to access to children and...

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