COVID-19 and Children's Rights

COVID-19 Briefing Papers

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.

Find out more and download the ten Briefing Papers


'Lives on Hold: Our Stories Told' - The Legal and Social Impacts of Covid-19 on Young Unaccompanied Asylum-Seekers in England

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, this interdisciplinary research 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.

Find out more about 'Lives on Hold - Our Stories Told'