COVID-19: Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the Home

Technical note


This technical note, which is informed by reports from the field, examines issues that children may face as countries implement lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. Protective prevention and response strategies are then outlined with the goal of strengthening the protection of children in all types of homes.

This note is co-authored by UNICEF, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and the World Health Organization.

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