Our briefing provides an overview of the main concerns that children and young people have been talking to Childline counsellors about during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Gaining an insight into these worries can help adults think about what support needs to be put in place for young people at this time.
Between 21 January 2020 and 8 April 2020, Childline delivered 2,209 counselling sessions to children and young people who expressed concerns about coronavirus. Issues discussed included:
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Learn about what children and young people have been talking to Childline about over the last year. Also includes previous reports and thematic reports.
A list of services and resources to support your work with children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Guidance for schools in UK nations on safeguarding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.