Members of the Child Protection AoR have worked together to develop and review a set of key messages aimed at government decision-makers and CP AoR counterparts. The messages highlight the risks posed to children both by COVID-19 itself and the mitigation measures designed to stop its spread, especially if Child Protection issues are not prioritized during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document outlines the importance of ensuring the continuity of critical child protection services; it flags specifically the dangers for children who face isolation themselves or of their parents; it underlines the need to support staff safety and well-being; and articulates the importance of multi-sector cooperation in ensuring the protection of children. The guide can be given directly to government staff, or the key messages extracted and used in advocacy, guidance or training.
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