Podcast: Keeping children safe in the time of COVID-19
Child rights experts Emma Day and Patrick Burton share concerns about the conditions children suddenly find themselves in with school closures. In addition to the learning impacts of school closures, they urge consideration of the risks of increased violence and abuse for children. At the moment, there is no backup strategy to address the sudden loss of health and social services provided by schools for children. Homes may not be safe spaces, making those vulnerable to abuse more vulnerable.