Guidance Note: Protection of Children During Infectious Disease Outbreak

As social distancing advice continues to develop, we are thinking of those who are vulnerable to abuse. Please do not cut corners from your usual personal safety rules out of panic (for instance: who is providing care for children, and where, if schools close). We must brainstorm solutions to panic responses about these family and community problems as usual social supports are strained or eliminated. Protecting several vulnerable populations from a pandemic cannot mean exposing others in our community, especially children, to other irreversible harms.



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