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The Development of a Computer-based Information System to Inform Social Work Interventions with Unaccompanied Minors

This article describes the development of an information system, built in order to monitor the data gathered in the context of a pilot project for early child protection interventions with unaccompanied minors. The project included multidisciplinary expert teams, that carried out interviews with...

Access to Justice for Children in the Era of COVID-19: Notes from the Field

Access to justice is both a fundamental human right and an essential prerequisite for the protection and promotion of all human rights. Children’s access to justice is therefore central to UNICEF’s mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights. This rapid analysis documents how UNICEF...

Social Work during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Initial findings

During 2020, social workers were operating in new circumstances resulting from the global spread of the Covid-19 virus. The pandemic, and the restrictions implemented to control it, impacted on every area of our lives. As part of its response, BASW conducted two surveys exploring the impact of...

Prioritising Children, Adolescents & Caregivers Affected by HIV in the COVID-19 Response - Policy briefing

This policy brief is for global donors and policy makers. It sets out what global policy changes are required, based on the latest evidence related to children and adolescents affected by HIV, and those working alongside them.

Health Workforce Policy and Management in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response - Interim guidance

This guide consolidates COVID-19 guidance for human resources for health managers and policy-makers at national, subnational and facility levels to design, manage and preserve the workforce necessary to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain essential health services. The guide identifies...

Guidance for Families to Prevent Violence in Early Childhood in the Time of COVID-19 - Conceptual and Methodological Framework

To address increasing violent discipline and child protection concerns, support services are needed for families that promote young children’s nurturing upbringing while promoting self-care among their primary caregivers. This toolkit contains five main sections with resources for caregivers,...

Modelling the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Violent Discipline Against Children

This study estimated the anticipated effect of COVID-19 on violent discipline at home using multivariable predictive regression models. This study is motivated by concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has potentially increased children’s risk of experiencing violence. The pandemic has led to the...

Children with Disabilities - Ensuring their inclusion in COVID-19 response strategies and evidence generation

Several months into the COVID-19 crisis, the questions above remain largely unanswered. However, evidence is beginning to emerge that points to increased risks for children with disabilities as well as reduced access to services. Understanding such risks and assessing the socioeconomic impact of...

Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19 - Social protection in high-income countries

High-income countries have very limited experience of dealing with health crises, having their health and human services stretched beyond capacity, restricting the travel of their populations or having to close workplaces and schools – let alone experience of all of these things combined. These...

What Works to Protect Children on the Move

This rapid evidence assessment synthesized findings from 89 studies of interventions to protect children on the move to consolidate key findings while highlighting evidence gaps and data needs. The findings and suggestions are particularly relevant for policymakers and those working in social...

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