Children Young People and Flooding Final Report
Publish Date: 11th November 2016
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Research by Lancaster University/Save the Children:
“Children are known to be acutely affected during and after floods, losing their homes, friendship networks and familiar surroundings.
They also see adults under great strain and witness the exceptional and long-term tensions that flooding brings about. Research also shows that children play a major role in recovery work, yet disaster and emergency plans still largely view children as victims and as a homogenous ‘vulnerable’ group, thus ignoring and disenfranchising them.
Recognising children’s perspectives and capacities is a vital part of the process of building community resilience”