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New research by leading children’s charity Barnardo’s has found that more than a million British parents believe their child would benefit from seeking professional help in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Children are often frustrated, get angry more easily and are sleeping less – according to a recent poll of more than 1,000 parents. And it is believed that children and young people who were not previously vulnerable are now struggling because of the effects of Covid-19 and the former lockdown measures.
Many children are believed to be slipping through the cracks as parents struggle to juggle life during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s more, due to the closure of schools and social distancing measures, many vulnerable children and young people are less visible to support services.
But help is available for children, young people, parents and carers through the new See, Hear, Respond Partnership, which is funded by the Department for Education and has been set-up specifically for those who have become vulnerable throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Aston spoke to Amanda Naylor, Barnardo’s head of the See, Hear, Respond Partnership to discuss the challenges children and young people are facing and the resources available.
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