What happened to the under fives during lockdown? How can we support families to support their children?

This event is hosted by Parenting across Scotland.

Date and time
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
14:00 – 15:30 BST

About this event

Join us at an event to look at the impact Covid has had on the under fives and their families. Hear from Dr Debby Wason about Public Health Scotland’s research on Covid and the early years, with responses from Dr Lucy Thompson from the University of Aberdeen and Cheryl Brown from Midlothian Sure Start. There will then be a chance to discuss recommendations for what needs to happen next.

Programme

2.00 Introductions and housekeeping: Chair, Clare Simpson, PAS Manager

2.10 What happened to the under-fives during the pandemic? Dr Debby Wason, Public Health Scotland

Dr Debby Wason, Public Health Scotland, will present the findings of Public Health Scotland’s research which looked at under-fives during the pandemic.

2.30 Responses to the evidence from Dr Lucy Thompson, University of Aberdeen and Cheryl Brown, Midlothian Sure Start

2.50 Discussion in break out rooms

Key discussion points and recommendations will be fed back to colleagues in Public Health Scotland and Scottish Government

  • What happened to the under-fives during the pandemic? What surprised you or was of particular significance?
  • What support do parents and carers need now to help their children as we move on?

3.20 Brief feedback and closing remarks.

3.30 Close