The Child Protection AoR (CP AoR) and Global Education Cluster (GEC) have teamed up to produce a series of joint resources for COVID-19 preparedness and response:
Tips for integrating localization in the COVID-19 HNO and HRP:
Local partners have a central role to play in the COVID-19 preparedness and response as movement restrictions have severely impacted the ability of international actors to travel to the field. Therefore, child protection services will be heavily reliant on local partners who live and work within these populations. It is therefore critical that local partners to be included in COVID-19 preparedness and response planning.
The Child Protection AoR (CP AoR) and Global Education Cluster (GEC) have teamed up to produce a concise guide, outlining tips on how to support local engagement in HNO and HRP processes. As a key aim of the Grand Bargain, and as an important component of the CP AoR's new strategy, Child Protection Coordination Groups should work to include local actors in humanitarian processes and support both their access to funding and inputs to strategy development. The tool provides key actions and guidance to help with these efforts.
Tip-sheet on Child Protection and Education in Emergencies collaboration in times of COVID:
In a similar initiative the GEC and CP AoR have developed a tip-sheet on Child Protection and Education in Emergencies collaboration to support COVID-19 response planning and HRP revision. It is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring new delivery modalities for both CP and Education responses and creating new risks for children in both sectors, so inter-sector collaboration, especially between Education and CP, is more important than ever in the COVID-19 response. This new tip-sheet “CP-EiE Collaboration in times of COVID” is aimed at Education and Child Protection Coordination Groups and highlights opportunities for collaboration at each stage of the humanitarian program cycle. It can be used during the development or revision of response and preparedness plans.
CP-EiE checklist for school reopening (5 languages):
The most recent resource, available in English, Arabic, Turkish, Kiswahili and Portuguese, is a checklist that proposes steps for CP and Education sectors to take as school prepare to re-open, following extended closure, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This checklist provides a non-exhaustive list of suggested actions to coordinate inclusion of CP considerations during school re-opening. Sections 1, 2 and 3 suggest actions to address 3 main issues during the school re-opening phase (children at risk of dropping out; children experiencing child protection concerns; children in need of MHPSS) and section 4 provides an indicative timeline for incorporating CP considerations prior to reopening of schools, during reopening and while schools are reopened.