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Safeguarding Children: Responding to the increased risk of harm to children by organizations and their workers in COVID-19.

Learners are introduced to an example of how child safeguarding can be adapted during COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks.

Safeguarding incorporates all the measures taken to prevent and respond to harm to children or adults by an organization, their programs or workers.

Watch the video from War Child to see how an Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action member has responded to the increased risk of harm to children by humanitarian workers during COVID-19.


This course is focused on child protection as a thematic area of work and does not cover safeguarding or child safeguarding — which is the responsibility of all actors and sectors — in detail.

Please review your organization’s policy and see the resource section below for further guidance on safeguarding during COVID-19.

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