The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the inequalities affecting children and families in Glasgow’s high poverty neighbourhoods and how these have been heightened by the crisis.
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) conducted new research on the perspectives of service providers in the third sector and public sector, including frontline professionals working in local neighbourhoods and managers working at a strategic level across the city.
The findings provide insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on children and families and how services have collaborated across sectors to respond to the urgent needs of communities and families during the pandemic.
As well as the full report and analysis of the data, CNS has published three briefing papers which give an overview of the key sections in the report on:
- family wellbeing during and after lockdown
- how local service providers have responded to the crisis
- the enablers and barriers to collaboration between services working in high poverty neighbourhoods.
These summarise the main findings of the report and suggest priorities for future action.