Leading charities and experts have submitted a report titled "What About The Children?" to the UK Government, stating that the harm caused to Children during lockdown was preventable. The report argues that if children's rights had been considered when making decisions on limiting the spread of Covid-19, the worst impacts of the pandemic on children could have been avoided. The report highlights the surge in mental health problems among young people during the pandemic and the negative impact on education. It calls for the appointment of a dedicated Cabinet minister to ensure children's interests are considered in times of crisis.
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