Impact of Covid-19 on new parents: one year on Contents



1 Introduction

The impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave

Government response

The continuing challenges faced by new and expectant parents

2 Support services for new parents

Access to specific support services

Mental health services

Community support and parent and baby groups

Health visiting

Support for new adoptive parents

3 Employment and the work environment

Health and safety

Workplace discrimination and redundancy

4 Childcare accessibility and provision

The ongoing impact of covid-

5 Recognising new parents’ needs

Recovery funding and the “baby blind spot”

Pregnant women and the easing of social restrictions

Inequalities in parental leave and pay entitlements

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Recommendations from July 2020 report

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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