Child Helpline International is committed to providing support to child helplines as they navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you will find a selection of tools, articles and other resources being shared across the international community of children’s rights practitioners.

This page will be continuously updated as we gather more information. Please also check up on the portals of our partner organisations, as they continue to update their own news, information and resources.

 Resources for Child Helplines
Child Helpline International - Resources for our Members

We are gathering resources from our child helpline members about ways child helplines are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have set up a Dropbox folder for our child helpline members that brings these resources together. To access this Dropbox, please refer to the email sent to all members which contains the link. We invite members who have resources, guidelines, policies or ideas that can be added to this Dropbox to share these with us, so that we can include them here and/or in the Dropbox.
 Parenting Resources
COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting

One-stop shop for parenting tips and activities, available in 60 different languages
Talking to Children about COVID-19

Our Swedish child helpline member Bris has provided information on how to talk to children about the coronavirus
End Violence Against Children's New Resource Pack: Positive Parenting in COVID-19 Isolation

To respond to school closures and isolation measures, parenting experts have created a new set of evidence-based resources for parents and caregivers to support their children’s growth – and interact with them constructively – during this time of confinement.
UNICEF: Tips and Guidance for Families
 Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Technical Note to Support Children Protection Practitioners

The aim of this Technical Note is to support child protection practitioners to better respond to the child protection risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in various languages.
Latest Updates (including Annexes to the Technical Note)
Child Helplines and the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Annex to the Technical Note)
 UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children
Statement by UN Secretary General António Guterres: "Save Our Children"
Statement: "Global Solidarity is Key to Protect Children During and After the Crisis"
POLICY BRIEF: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CHILDREN (15 April 2020)
 UNICEF
UNICEF COVID-19 PORTAL: Latest Information
Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools (March 2020)
 World Health Organization (WHO)
PORTAL: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Rolling Updates: Events as they happen
Country and Technical Guidance
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak

The considerations presented in this document have been developed by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak.
 End Violence Against Children
PORTAL: Protecting Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Check this page regularly to access a continued stream of resources as the situation evolves
 International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN)
COVID-19 Resource Page

ISPCAN's recommendations on COVID-19; webinars; resources for child protection professionals
 Other Useful Resources
CBM Global Disability Inclusion: COVID-19 Resource

Key advocacy messages, questions to ask on inclusion and signpost to resources to learn more
COVID-19 Survival Guide: Living in Lockdown with Unsupportive Family Members

Practical tips and advice for young LGBTQI+ people, from IGLYO

Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has developed a technical note for the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.