Moving Towards Children as Partners in Child Protection in COVID-19 Guide: From Participation to Partnerships

Children's participation remains a priority in the context of COVID-19 despite the challenges and a lot of initiatives are already happening. 

This guide presents tips and tools to start engaging with children and to foster children's leadership.

Examples of child-led and child-centric initiatives that have emerged as the COVID-19 has spread around the world are presented.

The full guide, as well as the 5 individual modules are available below. You'll also find on this page the links to a companion DropBox folder, a complete bibliography and a 'Spotlight series' featuring some videos. 

A webinar presenting the Guide is also available. 

Moving Towards Children as Partners in Child Protection in COVID-19 Guide: From Participation to Partnerships

Full Guide


Module 1: Adapting Participatory Tools during COVID-19

module 1


Module 2: Rapid Engagement of Children during COVID-19

module 2


Module 3: Ethics and Safeguarding during COVID-19

Module 3


Module 4: Meaningful Child Participation in COVID-19 

module 4


Module 5: Moving from Children as Participants to Children as Partners

module 5


To accompany the guide, you will find here a DropBox folder of resources, guides and ideas for child participation during COVID-19 and an annotated bibliography. 

Spotlight Series: Children as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19

The 'Spotlight Series: Children as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19' is made of short videos that shine a light on creative examples of child-led initiatives during COVID-19. (All videos are available with English, Arabic, French, and Spanish captions)

Video #1: A Teen Takes the Lead in Gaza

The first video spotlights Zaina, a 16-year-old teen from Gaza who designed a phone application on her own. She provides us with reflections about how organizations could partner with young leaders like herself.

A teen takes the lead in Gaza


Video #2: Artolution Colombia elevates Children's Voices through Collaborative Art Projects

The second video highlights Artolution Colombia's work centering child participation in their programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. with local teaching artists and young community leaders leading creative virtual projects where children across different countries can connect.

Video 2


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