Face of a boy lying on his front and gazing out of a window

CNS: Early insights into the COVID-19 response – 24 April 2020

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Policy Scotland and the Network for Social and Educational Equity, are undertaking research to understand local responses to COVID-19 in contexts of high poverty across Scotland.

Housing and Infrastructure

The COVID crisis has created urgent needs for fast policy insights, such as rethinking urgent care for the homeless, the prevention of evictions and rent gouging and minimising the effects of reduced incomes on maintaining mortgage payments and home-ownership.   Image credit: Tim Dennell on Flickr | CC BY 2.0 / In the recovery phase,…

An empty primary school playground with murals on the walls and windows at the back, including a rainbow, the words ' A smile can travel 2m' and '26 March, 8pm. Open your windows and thank the NHS.'

Education, Children and Families

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on society. This impact is particularly stark for children, families and frontline workers, particularly those living and working in areas of significant disadvantage. As a response to the urgent needs of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, public services and organisations have had to adapt rapidly; putting…