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Save the Children COVID-19 Program Framework and Guidance

This resource provides guidance to Save the Children and its related programs on mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 for vulnerable groups. It includes guidance on child protection, child participation, MHPSS, child safeguarding and integration of services.

Guidance Note: Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Children in particular are vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks for a variety of reasons.

GBV Case Management and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This note aims to provide practical support to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) practitioners to adapt GBV case management service delivery models quickly and ethically during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Given the increase in reports of GBV, ensuring that women and girls can access GBV support...

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools

Work with social service systems to ensure continuity of critical services that may take place in schools such as health screenings, feeding programs or therapies for children with special needs. Address Mental Health/Psychosocial support needs Encourage children to discuss their questions and...

Guidelines for Mobile and Remote Gender-Based Violence Service Delivery

Information on service delivery via remote group psychosocial support sessions, types of entry points for case management, and methods for establishing safe and confidential case management entry points.

Fostering Local Partnerships in Remote Management and High-threat Settings: Emerging lessons from child protection programming in Syria

This study documents lessons from child protection activities focusing on psychosocial interventions in southern and central Syria. Partnerships with local actors are at the core of remote management arrangements, and are the only viable option to deliver child protection interventions in many...

What Works to Prevent Sexual Abuse Against Children

Response and support services including services by social service workers for counseling, foster care and child protection, are among the main success factors in preventing and addressing all forms of violence against children, including sexual abuse, as this review shows.

Resources for Safe Spaces for Children in Humanitarian Settings

Safe Spaces for children, including Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), are interventions used by humanitarian agencies to increase children’s access to safe environments and promote their psychosocial well-being. Some Safe Spaces may focus on informal education or other needs related to children. However...

Child Friendly Spaces Impact Across Five Humanitarian Settings: A meta analysis

Humanitarian crises present major threats to the wellbeing of children. These threats include risks of violence, abduction and abuse, emotional distress and the disruption of development. Humanitarian response efforts frequently address these threats through psychosocial programming. Systematic...

INEE Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support

This Guidance Note clarifies the importance of supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth, and offers specific strategies for incorporating psychosocial support (PSS) into education responses.

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