Statement: Impact of Covid-19 on Youth Work

In a statement, Gina Wilson, Head of Strategy, said:

“At the beginning of the global pandemic, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child warned of the “grave physical, emotional and psychological effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on children” and called on governments to focus their response to take into consideration their human rights.  

“Youth workers play a significant role in ensuring children and young people can access their rights to good mental and physical health as well as educational, social and recreational rights.   

The pandemic has highlighted and further entrenched existing inequalities and providing vital youth work services over the coming winter months and beyond must be a priority to ensure children and young people’s rights are protected and promoted.” 

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