Date: 25 June 2020
Barnardo’s Cymru and Action for Children Cymru have released figures which show that 85% of school staff in Wales fear that their pupils’ mental health has been affected by lockdown during the coronavirus crisis. A joint briefing highlights learning from practitioners and partners in schools about: the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the mental health and well-being of children and young people; what schools think they will need in terms of training and emotional support for school staff; and support from other sectors and organisations in addressing the needs of students and their families.
Read the news story: Teachers fear for pupils’ mental health as they return to school next week
Read the briefing: Lessons from Lockdown: supporting vulnerable children and young people returning to school and to learning (PDF)