Over the past few months, we have been living in unprecedented and uncertain times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown measures, school closures and social distancing have all had a substantial impact on the way we live our lives.
But, what have been the experiences of children, young people and their families during this time? And how has children’s well-being been affected?
Our well-being research
Every year we (The Children's Society) measure the well-being of children in the UK through a regular survey, with the findings presented in our Good Childhood Report. This research has shown how, since 2009, children’s well-being in this country has been in decline.
In our 2020 survey, we included a number of questions to gauge the impact of Covid-19 and the resulting social distancing/lockdown measures on children’s lives. The survey was completed between April and June, when the UK was in lockdown.
Our latest briefing, Life on Hold, brings together the findings of these survey questions about Covid-19, together with children’s own accounts.
Read the full article and findings here.