There is no universal experience of coronavirus (COVID-19) - children and their families have been impacted in different ways.
Using many sources of information - including data from services which work with children and families, and research into children's and adults' self-reported experiences – we were able to build up a picture of children and young people’s lives during the pandemic.
This briefing focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on children’s safety and wellbeing, including: mental health and wellbeing, levels of abuse, pressure on parents and carers and the availability of support services.
Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK.
Resources to support your work with children, young people and their families throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Read our report summarising the risks to children’s safety due to the conditions created by the coronavirus crisis, and why these risks might intensify during the pandemic.
Find out what data is available and what it can tell us about how many children and young people experience abuse and neglect in the UK.
Explores the different issues to consider when looking at service data, self-report data, trends and comparing statistics across different areas in relation to child abuse.