Voice Official Response: The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Voice's response to the House of Commons Education Committee's inquiry, The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Voice Official Response: The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Background: The inquiry is looking at how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of the education sector and children’s social care system and will scrutinise how the Department for Education is dealing with the situation. It will examine both short term impacts, such as the effects of school closures and exam cancellations, as well as longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children.

Summary: In response to the call for evidence, Voice surveyed its membership and received more than 850 full responses to our questions about the impact that COVID-19 has had on education and children’s services.  These responses came from across the UK, including Scotland (8% of respondents), Wales (4%) and Northern Ireland (1%), and from across the profession with 44% of respondents working in Primary and 29% working in Secondary schools, 7% working in special education or with children with SNED, and 12% in early years and childcare settings.

Read Voice's Official Response (Committee Website).

Read Voice's Official Response (Committee Website) (pdf).

Voice's Survey Insights (pdf)

Read more about the inquiry.