Impact Surveys during COVID-19
In addition to causing a global health crisis, COVID-19 and the restrictions put in place to mitigate its spread have together had a significant impact on the world’s population. Children and families who were in vulnerable situations prior to the pandemic have felt the effects of COVID-19 acutely. Local civil society organisations are uniquely placed to measure this impact.
In these Practitioner Guidance Papers we share the approaches of three Family for Every Child Members to assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the children and families they work with, in their contexts. In the Republic of Ireland, EPIC carried out a survey of the country’s residential care facilities to find out how children and staff were impacted by lockdown restrictions; CINDI in South Africa maximised its role as a network to contribute to a national survey on the impact of COVID-19 on diverse aspects of children’s care and protection; and CONACMI in Guatemala adapted its therapeutic work with children and families to monitor the ongoing impact of the health crisis.