TLG has been able to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis over the past 11 months, ensuring that the families they work with are supported throughout this extremely challenging time. They have also been responding on a national scale, with policy and advocacy teams speaking out on various issues that have affected children and families during the pandemic.
One such issue is the impact of the pandemic on children’s emotional wellbeing. With children already experiencing trauma, poor mental and emotional health and other difficult circumstances before the COVID-19 crisis, unfortunately, the pandemic has only intensified these issues and the UK is facing an emotional health crisis if urgent action is not taken.
In light of this, at TLG have released a new policy briefing paper called The Hidden Crisis: the impact of COVID-19 on children’s emotional health, the link to exclusions and how a trauma-responsive approach can help reduce the long-term impact. This vital paper looks into the link between emotional wellbeing and exclusions and contains a number of clear recommendations, at the core of which is the importance of a trauma-responsive and early intervention approach.
You can find the paper here: https://www.tlg.org.uk/downloads/TLG_-_The_Hidden_Crisis.pdf