|AUTHOR||Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS|
|TOPIC||Child-sensitive social protection|
Divergent views on how to conceptualize, formulate and deliver social protection continue to draw healthy debate, both in global policy circles as well as within the resource constrained, operational settings of many African and Asian countries. This brief focuses on social protection in support of vulnerable children living in high HIV-prevalence contexts. More specifically, it discusses the crucial need to address social vulnerability, in addition to economic vulnerability, when formulating social protection strategies that address the care, protection and support of vulnerable children in the context of HIV and AIDS.