Protecting Children During COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases Outbreaks

This course will equip child protection practitioners with knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based crisis response and prevention strategies to protect children during COVID-19 and other infectious diseases outbreaks. As you explore the social and developmental consequences of COVID-19 for children, you’ll learn to adjust child protection programming in the context of Infectious Diseases Outbreaks keeping children at the centre. You will also learn about joining up with other sectors to implement strategies for protecting children and strengthening partnerships with governments.

By the end of the course, you will be able to…

  • Assess the context set through public health measures and elaborate on how these affect protective and risk factors for children in all stages of an Infectious Disease Outbreak

  • Describe the main child protection risks during an Infectious Disease Outbreak such as COVID-19 in your context through a socioecological and developmental lens

  • Explain the centrality of child participation through all stages of the programme cycle and identify ways to foster safe child participation in the context of Infectious Disease Outbreak

  • Summarize ways to adapt child protection prevention and response programming in line with CPMS principles and standards

  • Describe how to jointly implement with other sectors to protect children

  • Identify key actions to support risk-informed programming and contribute to system strengthening in future health shocks and Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Upon completion you will also get a free certificate!

How to register

Register on FutureLearn platform here: Protecting Children During COVID-19 - Online Course - FutureLearn