COVID-19 and Children's Rights

Members of ECRU have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and produced ten Briefing Papers on the Impact of COVID-19 on Children. The papers cover topics such as Protecting Children Online, the Impact of COVID-19 on Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, the Impact on Asylum Seeking Children, on Families' Access to Justice, and on Child Detention under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Covid-19 has had a hugely detrimental impact on the lives of young people, but the challenges facing young unaccompanied asylum-seekers have been further compounded by disruption caused by the pandemic to asylum processes and welfare support services. Thanks to ESRC funding, 'Lives on Hold: Our Stories Told' will be able to provide the first detailed study of the effects of the legal and welfare effects of Covid-19 on unaccompanied asylum seekers aged 16 – 25.

Read our ten Briefing Papers and find out about the 'Lives on Hold - Our Stories Told' project