Shifting the focus: the pandemic and children – two years on
March 22, 2022 - March 22, 2022
Over the two years of the pandemic we have seen school and workplace closures, social distancing and changes to everyday life disrupt the lives of children and families. However the disruptions associated with the public health responses have also included free childcare, income support and accommodation for those experiencing homelessness.
This innovation in the face of disruption also led to the development of a vaccine in 12 months – record speed. As we now navigate the long tail of the pandemic and begin to understand the short and longer-term direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic on children, we have a moment to consider how action now can prevent disadvantage being amplified for children and families.
Action now can lead to building it back differently to truly address inequity and not simply revert to pre-pandemic inequalities. But what action is needed?
Our panel brings together expertise in research, policy, education, and practice to reflect on the emerging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families, and share promising and innovative ideas for strategies to reduce inequity and optimise opportunities.
To see the list of panelists or to register, click here.