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FACE19: Families' and Children's Experiences of COVID-19

AFA Scotland is a third sector partner with the University of Stirling on their new research project FACE19: Families’ and Children’s Experiences of COVID-19. The research is exploring the psychosocial and wellbeing implications of the Covid-19 pandemic and social isolation practices for children, young people and families, and for the workers who support them. The study is funded by the Chief Scientist’s Office and has been granted ethical approval by the university. The aim is to understand how the implications of the pandemic are affecting the wellbeing of children, families and workers, and what services are doing or could be doing to help mitigate this. 

The first step is a survey for parents and carers; we would like to hear from any parents or carers of children or young people aged 18 or under, about their experience of the pandemic, its impact on them and their family, and what might help and support them. It is vital that kinship carers’, foster carers’ and adoptive parents’ voices be heard about their experience of the pandemic and what support they feel they need. To download a copy of the flyer, please click here. If you are interested in completing an online questionnaire, which is anonymised, please use the link:  tinyurl.com/y89c222t  . The survey takes around 20 minutes to complete.

This second survey is for keyworkers working with children and their families. We are acutely aware what an exceptionally busy time this is, but if you can spare the time, (it takes around 20 minutes) your involvement will help inform a study which promises to provide important information about the impact and learning from the crisis.  This survey can be completed here: https://tinyurl.com/ycdaf6ua   There is no limit on the number of responses from a single agency or area – the research team are keen to hear from as many people as possible.  To download a copy of the flyer, please click here

For the final strand of the study, the research team are also keen to hear from workers and carers who might be willing to participate in a (virtual) interview to explore some of their experiences in more depth. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in further information, please contact Judy Warburton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For further information about the study, please see the study website: http://face19.stir.ac.uk/2020/05/06/hello-world/.  

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