Children's participation remains a priority in the context of COVID-19 despite the challenges and a lot of initiatives are already happening.
This guide presents tips and tools to start engaging with children and to foster children's leadership.
Examples of child-led and child-centric initiatives that have emerged as the COVID-19 has spread around the world are presented.
The full guide, as well as the 5 individual modules are available on our dedicated page.
You'll also find as well the links to a companion DropBox folder, a complete bibliography, a 'Spotlight series' featuring some videos and a webinar.
Drafted in collaboration with WHO, this UNICEF document on “Children, Isolation and Quarantine: Preventing Family Separation and Other Child Protection Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic” aims at assisting Child Protection and Health actors to preserve family unity as the pandemic continues.
This document provides practical guidance to actors in humanitarian and development contexts on the adaptations and considerations needed to support children who are either currently in alternative care or are going into an alternative care placement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CP AoR, together with its members, developed key messages for governments about the coordination of the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 response. This was translated into multiple languages.
A resource for caregivers to help children deal with grief and loss.
In April, the CP AoR and Child Helpline International (CHI) held two webinars - one in French and one in English - about Child Protection, the COVID-19 response & child helplines, focusing on linkages and opportunities.
The CP AoR, on behalf of the Global Protection Cluster, has developed a Needs Identification and Analysis Framework (NIAF) for Child Protection Response Planning during COVID-19, a tool to help field colleagues analyse and prioritise during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is available in English and French.
The CP AoR and Global Education Cluster (GEC) have produced concise guides, including a tipsheet for supporting local engagement in HNO and HRP processes, a tipsheet for CP – EiE collaboration in times of COVID-19 and a checklist for school re-opening, available in several languages.
The Safe Back to School: A Practitioner’s Guide was produced by the Global Education Cluster and the Child Protection AoR. It helps program teams plan an integrated, participatory process for safe school reopening.
To support the aim of ensuring the continuity of protection services, the Child Protection AoR and UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office co-hosted a regional webinar on Thursday 2nd April.
The CP AoR has developed audio versions of the story book " My Hero is you" in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French and Arabic. The original book was developed by several partners of the IASC Global MHPSS Reference Group.