As the situation escalates in the UK and internationally in relation to Covid-19 it is likely that the emphasis on research and policy in children’s services, adult social care, criminal justice and health will shift considerably. We plan to continue to analyse the material that emerges with the aim of keeping you fully up-to-date with developments. The Cordis Bright team is set-up for remote working and are available on email and mobiles for any queries or advice. Please visit the ‘Who we are’ page on our website for further details.
Looking back over the previous month – when Covid-19 had a very low profile in relation to sector-specific research or policy – one of the common themes that emerges from the material relates to parental conflict. The EIF has contributed to the growing evidence base on this issue in their report about its impacts on schools..
It may be helpful to read this in light of the EIF’s other new report which explore adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The report is a welcome addition to the growing evidence-base concerning ACEs in sectors from children’s services to homelessness. It argues that while ACEs are clearly pertinent, the discussion risks oversimplifying the issue at times, and there is a need to continue to build nuanced understanding. We have recently delivered a number of projects that have explored the impact of ACEs and their use in service delivery and outcomes improvement for young people and adults. The findings in the EIF report align well with our experience.