Coronavirus, children and you

Highlights of our work listening to children and championing their rights during the coronavirus crisis

“We’ve put this page together, not just to pass on official guidance, which is important, but to reflect both your thoughts and questions that have been raised during the crisis and the response to it and where possible provide you with clarity and answers. We will also lay out where we are lobbying for changes to the response to make them even more effective for help children and their families.”

Anne Longfield OBE

For children

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation.

The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

Childhood in the time of Covid

Six months have passed since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in this country and we entered an unprecedented lockdown. During this time, I have made it my Office’s mission to highlight the risks to children caused by the pandemic and the measures to contain it, particularly the most vulnerable, and push for their interests to be a top priority.

This report aims to set out, in one place, the key ways in which children’s lives have been impacted as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Listening to children during the crisis

We are speaking with children to find out how the national lockdown and life during Covid-19 is affecting them. How do they feel being locked up at home for weeks on end, away from friends? What do they miss most? Is there anything about the lockdown they like?

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