Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland has published two documents on the experiences of migrant families during the COVID-19 pandemic: a report focused on insights from frontline workers in Glasgow and a review of the literature on pre-existing vulnerabilities and inequalities.
Refugee, asylum seeking and Roma families during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from frontline workers in Glasgow
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected those living in areas with high levels of deprivation. The pandemic has also exposed the high levels of inequality affecting migrant families in Glasgow. Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) has conducted research on the perspectives of frontline workers who have supported vulnerable migrant families in local neighbourhoods during this time.
The findings from this research provide new insights into the impact of COVID-19 on children and families who are living in poverty and who are further disadvantaged on account of their insecure immigration status.
Migrant families and the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of the literature on pre-existing vulnerabilities and inequalities
This literature review summarises key findings from the existing literature on inequalities experienced by refugee and migrant families in Britain. It presents data on the inequalities experienced by vulnerable migrant families in the following areas:
- the labour market and income
- housing, and
CNS COVID-19 research
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly stark for children, families and those already experiencing poverty and disadvantage. The CNS team is providing direct support for CNS sites where possible and undertaking research in partnership with Policy Scotland and The Network for Social and Educational Equity to enable better understanding of the impact.
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