This guidance note was collaboratively developed by the Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (co-led by Terre des hommes and Save the Children) under the leadership of Plan International Germany. The publication draws on the professional experiences of field-based colleagues who, at the time of publication, were or had recently been involved in child protection during infectious disease outbreaks. It “aims to provide humanitarian child protection practitioners, particularly child protection advisors and program managers, with guidance on how to engage in responses to infectious disease outbreaks to ensure children’s protection needs are taken into account in preparedness for, and during responses to, the outbreaks.”
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