Charities warn of the crushing toll of lockdown on children

More than a quarter of 75 UK charities surveyed said some children had expressed suicidal thoughts, while 41 per cent said some had been abused at home in lockdown (file photo).

Crushing toll of lockdown on children: Thousands in poverty suffer abuse and suicidal thoughts as they ‘struggle just to get through the day’, charities warn

  • Over quarter of 75 charities said some children had expressed suicidal thoughts
  • Meanwhile 41 per cent said that some had been abused at home in lockdown
  • Eight in ten said children ‘were experiencing serious mental health issues’

Thousands of children living in poverty have had their mental health ‘crushed’ by lockdowns, leaving them ‘struggling to just get through the day’, a report reveals.

More than a quarter of 75 charities surveyed said some children had expressed suicidal thoughts, while 41 per cent said some had been abused at home in lockdown.

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By / Published On: June 5th, 2021 / Tags: , , / Categories: Child Abuse, News /

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