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Findings from this report outlines the changes in child mental health and parental financial stress 30 months after the start of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Key findings based on parent/carer reports within the Co-SPACE sample are:

  • On average, children and young people’s behavioural and emotional difficulties have decreased since March 2022.
  • Children and young people’s attentional difficulties have, on average, remained unchanged since March 2022.
  • Children with SEN/ND and those from low-income families and single-adult households continue to show elevated behavioural, emotional, and attentional difficulties relative to the rest of the Co-SPACE sample.
  • Parent/carer financial stress decreased during the first UK national lockdown but increased since (at its highest so far in October 2022).
  • Financial stress was higher among parents of children with SEN/ND, from low-income families and single-adult households compared to the whole sample in the Co-SPACE study.

Click here to download the full report (.pdf)

Click here to visit the co-space site