The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: schools

Publication date 2020

We’re using insight from Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on children and young people. This briefing focuses on what children are telling Childline about school.

It contains quotes from children and young people that some people may find upsetting.

Key themes include:

  • learning during lockdown
  • attending school during lockdown
  • transitioning back to school
  • COVID secure measures in school
  • being sent home to self-isolate
  • bullying
  • support and safety.
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Childline and NSPCC Helpline insight briefings

Our insight briefings use data and insight from Childline counselling sessions and NSPCC Helpline contacts to explore concerns children and young people have raised and how these affect them.

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"I am feeling overwhelmed and really missing school and my friends. I need a daily routine and I am not having one at the moment."

Boy aged 11
"I am feeling low and am experiencing difficulties in concentrating on my school work and exams. I am really missing the social interaction and support I get from friends at school."

Girl aged 16

Citation

Please cite as: NSPCC (2020) The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: school. Insight briefing. London: NSPCC.

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