Ensuring Child Safety During Times of Disruption

Cover Child Safety During Times of Disruption Document

When a disaster, disease outbreak, or other crisis occurs, overwhelming a community’s capacity to respond, child safety efforts often need to adapt in order to be sustained. These disruptions can increase the risk for child injury and illness, while also creating serious challenges for organizations and programs that support child safety. Although these times of disruption can be difficult to navigate, they also offer opportunities for positive change. This document provides resources and guidance on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from times of disruption to ensure child safety efforts are sustained.