Children and young people are at risk of becoming a “lost generation” because of the UK government’s pandemic policies, members of Sage have warned.
Those aged seven to 24, sometimes called generation Z, have largely avoided the direct health impact of the coronavirus. But, say the government’s scientific advisers, they risk being “catastrophically” hit by the “collateral damage” wrought by the crisis.
Professor Cathy Creswell was quoted in this article:
“We have failed to listen and respond to these children and their families, we risk having a whole generation unheard, forgotten and devalued.”