Technical Note: Child Helplines and the Protection of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Stressors from the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic on children and families, compounded by security, health and financial factors, have increased the risks of intimate partner violence and violence against children. Containment measures can further aggravate situations of children who are already exposed to abusive, neglectful and unsupportive environments. [...] As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, child protection actors and service providers - including government departments, (I)NGOs [(international) non-governmental organizations] and UN agencies - are exploring how they can continue to provide support to children, families and communities remotely through the use of technology. This includes child helplines, which, over the last decade, have become increasingly important in responding to concerns raised by children and young people on a range of issues affecting their lives."

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action; Child Helpline International; Global Protection Cluster; UNICEF
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Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: https://www.alliancecpha.org/
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