Children’s safety should not be lost to Covid-19

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Children may be facing other harms during this time. While watching my own children safely play, I found myself wondering what was happening to children who were stuck in abusive homes.
Children may be facing other harms during this time. While watching my own children safely play, I found myself wondering what was happening to children who were stuck in abusive homes.

For over a month, everyone in the country, except for those providing essential services, has been required to stay at home during a country-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

This means that children have not been to school and were initially even prohibited from moving between households – a regulation which was later amended.

A lot of the focus on children during the current crisis has related to this amendment, accessing meals and education. But children may be facing other harms during this time.

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