Lockdown hit children, disabled and BAME people the worst – Lords committee

In the first comprehensive analysis of how public services responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Lords Public Services Committee says “fundamental weaknesses” must be addressed to make services resilient enough to withstand future crises.

Hundreds of thousands of “invisible” children are falling through gaps between social and education services across England, the committee has warned in a new report – A critical juncture for public services: lessons from COVID-19. The report found:

  • Just one in 10 vulnerable children went to school during  lockdown
  • Not enough support for prevention and early intervention services
  • Fight against health inequality should be Government priority
  • Good work and innovation “will be lost” without reform

You can read the report by visiting Disability Rights UK website

Wednesday 18th November 2020