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Parenting under lockdown

By July 22, 2020National News

Published 22nd July 

Lockdown in the UK has presented challenges for families whose day-to-day lives were transformed virtually overnight. 

At the start of the lockdown (23 March 2020), many people had to rapidly adjust to a ‘new normal’, with school closures, parents furloughed or working from home, and support from outside the home no longer available. 

For millions of parents (or those in a parenting role), this included having to care for their children, including homeschooling them, while continuing to work. 

A separate bulletin on homeschooling (opens in a new tab) in Great Britain, offers insight into the challenges faced by those school closures. 

Clear trends identified were: 

  • Parents fitted in work commitments around childcare 
  • The type of childcare that was provided changed during lockdown 
  • Women have carried out more childcare duties overall 
  • Younger children received more childcare from women 

You can read the full report here (opens in a new tab)  

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