COVID Learning Report: Supporting Children’s Wellbeing During COVID-19
In 2020 FICE International was one of the key partners in the COVID 4P Log Project. We are very happy and proud to share with you the first from a series of Learning reports from the COVID 4P Log Project.
COVID-19 has dramatically altered the lives of children and families around the world, and the impact on children continues to be vast. It has posed risks to children’s survival and development, with access to healthcare, food, and education all being restricted.
To effectively mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the light of protecting children’s wellbeing, policy and practice responses must be distinctively designed to address children’s wellbeing needs. Policymakers and those working with children are at the heart of the pandemic response. To address the impact of COVID-19 on children long term, the COVID 4P Log Project sought to better understand the changing demands on these policies and practices across different countries and contexts.
This first Learning Report – with results drawn from 923 responses by 232 respondents in 22 countries – provides an overview of the findings related to successes in supporting children’s wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges to service provision and their impact on children and families, and lessons learned and recommended actions for improving outcomes for children.