Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and Humber – In the Loop No 7 –
Yorkshire and the Humber young people celebrate International Youth Day 2020, sharing their voice watch their film.
Understanding the impact of child poverty on the lives of children and families in England: a survey of social workers.
“Respondents (Social Workers) overwhelmingly told us that the lack of support services in local communities had a negative impact on the families they work with, and led to situations escalating in severity as there was little scope for preventative work. Cuts to child and adolescent mental health services were most frequently cited by respondents, but children’s centres, youth services, libraries and cuts to more preventative aspects of local authority children’s services (e.g. early help) were also mentioned frequently by respondents.”
The Children’s Commissioner has published principles and actions she believes are needed to make children’s wellbeing a priority in planning for any future lockdown. Emphasising that schools should be kept open wherever possible, the report says this can be ensured during subsequent waves of Covid-19 by focussing on suppression of the virus within the wider community; giving schools extra help (both guidance and resources) to reduce transmission; and scaling up surveillance and monitoring of infections within schools
Buttle UK have published ‘The State of Child Poverty 20‘ – a unique insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic inside the homes of some of the most vulnerable families in the UK
A new report on remote mental health interventions for young people argues that remote services can improve access and lead to positive mental health outcomes, but that replacing face-to-face services with remote support could pose problem.