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Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on children, young people and families - evidence summary October 2020

Published: 24 Nov 2020

Summary of Scottish and UK evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on children, young people and families - evidence summary October 2020
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1. "Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on wellbeing – research". Further analysis shows that 8% of households with children reported a COVID-related bereavement (family or friends).

2. COVID-19 Early years resilience and impact survey (CEYRIS)

3. "Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on wellbeing – research". Further analysis shows that 32% of households with children lived with someone has a health condition that makes them vulnerable to COVID-19.

4. COVID-19 Early years resilience and impact survey (CEYRIS)

5. See Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland (previous C&F briefings have reported on earlier insights)

6. Children's Society (2020) The impact of Covid-19 on children and young people briefing

7. Children's Society (2020) Recovery Plan – Children in care and care leavers briefing

8. Children's Society (2020) Recovery Plan – Children in care and care leavers briefing

9. It is not known whether any differences listed are statistically significant. As such, the findings should be interpreted with caution.

10. In the previous five surveys, this proportion has ranged from 10% to 13%.

11. The mean score was 47.7 compared to 48.8 as reported in previous studies e.g. NHS Health Scotland (2015) Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) User guide – Version 2. NHS Health Scotland.

12. Source: Child Bereavement UK: Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

13. Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on wellbeing - research

14. This report uses the Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to measure emotional, behavioural and restless/attentional difficulties. This is a well-validated questionnaire for symptom scores and categorisation of likelihood of mental health and behavioural disorders.

15. Wright, B. (Aug 2020) Mental Health in Deaf Children. The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Mental Health in Deaf Children

16. See Mental Health in Deaf Children for full references.

17. Fellinger, J. et al (2012) Mental Health of Deaf People. The Lancet Volume 379, Issue 9820, P1037-1044, March 17, 2012

18. See Lockdown and the impact on deaf children

19. On 13th May 2020, the 'Coronavirus and Me' survey was launched to find out about the experiences of children and young people in Wales. This survey captured information about the lives of over 23,700 children between the ages of 3-18, and ran for a two week period during which restrictions to keep communities in Wales safe had been in place for two months.

20. For example, the question "Do you have any examples of innovative practice happening in your service that we can share with others?" was shared on the child health services tool and responses analysed.


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