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The pandemic, women, and Building Back Better
The Women’s Policy Group NI has relaunched its Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan. Scope looks at why this is important.
Back to school for children with SEN?
This academic year will hopefully face far less disruption than the previous two. This is important for all children – especially those with special educational needs.
The pandemic has “turbo-charged” wealth inequality
The UK was already financially unequal. Covid-19 has made that worse. Any social and economic recovery must take this into account.
Northern Ireland’s youth feels looked after individually, but worries about society and climate change
The Executive needs to craft a new Programme for Government. Scope takes a look at how young people rate progress on the high-level outcomes that guide Stormont. Their biggest concern is the environment.
Lockdown babies: how Covid-19 has impacted infants and their parents
Today’s babies and infants are having a peculiar – and challenging – start to their lives. It has affected their behaviour, wellbeing and likely their development. They and their parents need more support.
Education relies on pupils’ mental health
Local children will soon be back at school. Catching up on education is vital – but so is pupils’ mental health. Scope looks at a new report from Barnardo’s NI that gathered evidence from teachers and other education staff.
Covid-19 and our young people: Don’t. Look. Down.
The pandemic has highlighted many economic weaknesses. A terrible downturn is inevitable, and young people will be worst affected. Throw in other factors, like climate change, and new thinking seems necessary.
Should Northern Irish children sit transfer tests this year?
Covid-19 has left children out of school. Parents are petitioning for academic selection to be significantly delayed - or simply cancelled - for the coming year.
In the pandemic, UBI keeps gathering momentum
The first test of a universal basic income has proved a success. A large majority of the public want it introduced. Politicians at Westminster are drawing up plans. Is UBI now more likely than not?
Coronavirus: cross-party discussions are taking place at Westminster on UBI
The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing us to examine the mechanisms of our society and economy. Options that were previously just theoretical are now on the table. The impacts could be enormous.