Covid-19 and Children


Member Updates - Covid-19 and Children

Following regular meetings with our members, we have compiled a short update to keep you informed on the issues being discussed and any signficant actions or changes that the Alliance and our members are progressing. 

Update April 30 

Update May 15

We conveneved a member's meeting specifically looking at keeping schools open safely during the Level 5 lockdown in November/December. A summary of the list of issues discussed can be found here


Children's Rights in the Aftermath of Covid-19

On June 29, the Alliance held a webinar on Children's Rights in Europe in the Aftermath of Covid-19. You can watch the panel discussion here. Each presentation is available below: 

Prof Aoife Nolan
Prof Sonia Livingstone
Prof Helen Stalford

Educational Disadvantage 

On September 2, the Alliance held a webinar on Educational Disadvanatge and the impact of Covid-19 on children and young people. You can access a video recoridng of the webinar here. Each presentation is available below:

Prof Dympna Devine
Dr Paul Downes
Miriam Hurley, Principal Dalkey School Project


Children's Rights Alliance Correspondence

The Children's Rights Alliance wrote to Government on the issues raised by members on the impact Covid-19 and restrictions were having on children across the country. You can read the letter here.

Joint letter on Children and Supermarkets can be read here.

Joint letter on retaining a Single Tier Healthcare System can be read here.

The Children's Rights Alliance wrote to the National Public Health Emergency Team to highlight the impact of Covid 19 on children and young people. You can read the letter here


Member Updates and Resources

One Family have a dedciated section on their website with helpful tips for parents, social welfare information and a list of local supports. This is available here

National Youth Council of Ireland have developed an interactive map that links young people to youth groups and activities around the country. For more information click here



Latest Department Notices

Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Supporting Children website
Update on Early Learning Childcare Services
Information on Covid-19

Department of Education and Skills
Details of Calculated Grades
Statement on Calculated Grades Appeals Process
Statement on Sustaining Safe Operation of Schools During Level 5

Department of Health
For the latest resources, click here.
Covid-19 'Social Bubbles' Campaign pack
Mental Health Resources
Face Covering Public Information Campaign

Department of Justice and Equality
LGBTI Comunity Services Funding Call
Further supports for Direct Provision residents

Published date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020