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UNICEF’s 2020 Annual Report

UNICEF’s 2020 Annual Report underscores how 2020 was a year like no other. School closures, increased vulnerability to abuse, mental health strains and loss of access to vital services have hurt children deeply. But not all children have been affected equally. The pandemic has exposed deep...

2021 UNHCR Best Interests Procedure Guidelines: Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners support the strengthening or establishment of comprehensive child protection systems, which includes providing individual children at risk with targeted, timely, systematic and coordinated support in their best interests....

Kenya’s Over-Reliance on Institutionalization as a Child Care and Child Protection Model: A Root-Cause Approach

Institutionalization of children who are deprived of parental care is a thriving phenomenon in the global South, and has generated considerable concern both nationally and internationally, in the last two decades. In Kenya, the number of children growing up in live-in care institutions has been...

Key Messages and Guidance to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19

This document features key messages including critical information about keeping children safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The content addresses the psychosocial concerns and increased child protection risks that can occur as a result of measures put in place to prevent the spread and...

Caseworker’s Guidebook: Case Management for Reintegration of Children into Family or Community Based Care

This Guidebook is intended to help in determining the course of action, streamline the process, and standardize the way state and non-state service providers promote family- and community-based care and protection for children outside of parental care.

Championing the Role of Child Welfare Professionals

Child welfare professionals have a deep and often quiet impact on children’s lives—working to connect families with resources, determining appropriate placements, and responding around the clock to address emergencies.

Public Expenditure and Children's Care - Guidance note

This guidance is designed to strengthen the capacity of government agencies in low resource settings to prepare a sound budgetary framework for policies, programs and services that aim to keep children in safe and nurturing family environments.

Supporting the Workforce: Parenting programs adapt to COVID-19

Facing challenges of delivering parenting programs during COVID-19, many programs shifted to virtual service delivery and adapted to provide enhanced psychosocial support. This brief focuses on how parenting programs are reorienting their services in response to COVID-19 and supporting the...

Adapt. Imagine. Innovate. Child Protection during COVID-19: a catalogue of innovations and adaptations

This catalogue showcases many promising innovations and adaptations in child protection services by Save the Children to ensure continuity of services during COVID-19. It shares examples lessons learned as good practice that can inform others on adapting services in future health crises but also as...

Action to End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

This brief outlines actions for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse and exploitation, including building capacity for services and investing resources to prevent and respond including in the areas of child protection.

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