The impact of the pandemic on families
Parents and carers have been at the heart of the pandemic and have been affected in a variety of different ways from work and income to childcare and schools being closed as well as food insecurity and loss of income.
Organisations have documented how the Coronavirus is affecting those they work with and how they are adapting their services. You can find some of their policy responses below.
- Issues for parents during the Coronavirus outbreak (PDF), Parenting across Scotland, 4 May 2020
- Excluded families and the Coronavirus outbreak (PDF), Parenting across Scotland, 4 May 2020
- Poverty and Inequality Commission: Our role in understanding COVID-19’s impact - a message from Bill Scott, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission (on Policy Scotland website), 28 April 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting vulnerable children and young people: data intelligence report - Scottish Government, 10 April 2020
- Poverty, Inequality and COVID-19: A brief summary of some issues and potential impact on those living in socio-economic disadvantage (PDF) - Improvement Service, April 2020
- Responding to COVID-19: Supporting children, young people and families at Aberlour (PDF) - Aberlour, April 2020
- OPFS Response to Covid-19: Service delivery restructure, parents experiences, policy asks (PDF) - One Parent Families Scotland, April 2020
- Families Outside response to Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Vulnerable Children during the COVID 19 pandemic