What is the current situation for children and young people?
The current Coronavirus pandemic has an ongoing, widespread and significant impact on the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people. Unicef UK’s report ‘Children in lockdown: What coronavirus means for UK children’ gives a snapshot of some of the ways children have been affected.
In 2019 in England, over one third of pupils did not achieve the expected standard at the end of primary school. For disadvantaged pupils, this proportion was almost one half.
Children need social and emotional confidence to function well in school. They need to have friends, be able to trust adults, and be brave enough to take the risks required to learn. Emotional worries can result in low self-esteem, poor attentiveness and disruptive behaviour. Children are often anxious, worried or frightened about their situation at home.
The Children’s Commissioner for England speaks up for children and young people so that policymakers take their views and interests into account when making decisions about them.
Read more evidence from the Children’s Commissioner
Educational Psychotherapists help pupils to learn, achieve and develop character and resilience. We work with children to remove emotional barriers to learning. This may be one-to-one or in groups.
Read more evidence on how Educational Psychotherapy can help