UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Policy brief: The Great Summer Reset: how best to support children's emotional recovery

An IPPO policy note on how best to support children’s emotional recovery following COVID-19 lockdowns.

Building on two roundtable discussions on how the wellbeing of schoolchildren has been affected by COVID-19, this policy brief offers seven guiding principles that we believe should underpin the UK’s approach to supporting children this summer – with the focus on recovery and reconnection rather than academic catch-up.

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View the Great Summer Reset policy brief 



Lead researchers

Professor Joanna Chataway, Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan

Output type

Policy brief

PIU lead

Jenny Bird and Florence Greatrix