Let’s Be Heard: Scottish government opens Covid inquiry

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Wednesday 24 May 2023

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From this week, families with disabled children in Scotland will have the chance to share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government’s response and lessons for the future.

Let’s Be Heard is the independent Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry’s listening project, seeking answers to three key questions:

  1. What were your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic? 
  2. What impact did these experiences have on you or people you know? 
  3. What lessons do you think should be learned from your experiences?

The listening exercise forms part of the wider Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry, which is investigating the devolved strategic response to the pandemic in Scotland between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022.

Let’s Be Heard will also look at whether the government’s response impacted particular groups unequally or disproportionately. For this reason, we encourage families with disabled children in Scotland to take part. You might have views and experiences to share on issues like home schooling and support in education, shielding and masking, or the vaccination roll-out.

Get involved by visiting the Let’s Be Heard website. Forms will also be available on request by emailing LetsBeHeard@covid19inquiry.scot or writing to Freepost SCOTTISH COVID-19 INQUIRY.

DCP planning to submit evidence to UK inquiry

The Westminster government is running its own UK-wide Covid-19 Inquiry.

As part of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, we will be submitting evidence to the education, children and young persons’ section of this inquiry. We previously submitted evidence to the inquiry’s consultation on its terms of reference.

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