This case study has been produced by Women’s Resource Centre (WRC). It evidences that Government restrictions and legislation introduced to contain and control the COVID-19 crisis are placing inordinate pressure upon a Child Social Care system that was already at crisis point. Moreover, this is having a devastating impact upon women’s right to family life, as enshrined in Article 16 of CEDAW.

Researched and written Dr Sue Robson and  Dr Louise Harvey Golding

This is part of a series of submissions to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - see other submissions below.


Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights:  The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis upon women’s right to family life (Article 14)

Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights: Paper 1 - Addressing the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s health

Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights: Paper 2 - Protecting women and girls from gender-based violence

Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights: Paper 3 - Ensuring equal participation of women in decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights: Paper 4 - Providing socio-economic support to women

Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights: Paper 5 - Adopting targeted measures for disadvantaged groups of women  

Response to call for evidence from Joint Committee on Human Rights: Paper 6 - Collecting accurate and comprehensive sex-disaggregated data to inform evidence-based policy making regarding women and girls