'It is my professional opinion that current policies intended to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission within Child A's School, and their manner of implementation, are causing unintended psychological and developmental harm to young people within the school community.'
'It is my view that there is potential for significant harms to young people's social, emotional and cognitive development and their well-being.'
'Children across the UK are being subjected to psychological and developmental harms due to widespread adoption of Government-endorsed SARS-CoV-2 policies in schools.'
'Research has shown that social deprivation and isolation have unique effects on brain and behaviour in adolescence compared with other stages of life.'
'Given the importance of adolescence in the developmental trajectory of human beings, and increasing knowledge about the sensitivity of the adolescent brain to environmental influences and stressors, there is real potential for far-reaching consequences.'
'Findings from recent studies have started to confirm concerns about harm caused to children and young people by such unprecedented social policies.'
'Since March 2020, Coronavirus-related Government policy has seen schools close, children compelled to stay at home and refrain from organised sport and other activities. They have been forbidden to engage in face-to-face contact with extended family members, friends and peers.'
'For the first time in UK history, such rules have been imposed by a government upon a whole generation of children and young people, in spite of decades of accumulated knowledge and understanding about the necessary circumstances for optimal child and adolescent development.'
'It does not seem unreasonable, therefore, to describe this as a social experiment which has been conducted without informed consent, and without due consideration of the enormous potential for harm.'
'The introduction of social distancing and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in schools since their reopening, and the recommendation of masking secondary-school children, has clearly not been appropriately risk assessed.'
'There is compelling evidence that children and young people have borne a disproportionate psychological burden on behalf of the nation. Research findings indicate that they are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis, the full scale of which is yet unknown.'
'Incidence of mental health disorders in young people, which has risen sharply since 2007, appears to have escalate further since March 2020. Clinically significant mental health conditions amongst children has risen by 50% compared to three years earlier.'
' A staggering 1 in 6 children reported behaviours and symptoms hat suggested a probable mental health condition, up from 1 in 9 in 2017. Since July 2020, children and young people in the UK have endured a further nine months of restrictions of varying degrees.'
'These experiences will have further detrimental impact on young people's mental health. It is increasingly evident that the [Government's response to the] pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the mental health of the young which will impact on their lives for years to come.'
'In this context, it is arguable, now more than ever, that schools have a duty of care to young people, to safeguard and promote the healthy, normative development and emotional well-being of their students.'
'Professionals working with children are trained to hold the interest of children as paramount, and have a duty to place their needs at the forefront of all they do. The Children's Act 2004 states that the welfare and safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility.'
'The UK Government is also beholden to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The four core principles of the convention are: non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival, development; and respect for the view of the child.'
'It is therefore deeply disturbing that, since March 2020, the principles of this legislation and the Convention appear to have been forgotten, both by many professionals and officials with responsibility for children's welfare, and by the UK Government itself.'
'SARS-CoV-2 policies in place both within schools and wider society, work against the manner in which child psychologists and other child professional are trained to work with and think about children and young people.'
'Since March 2020, the Government has enforced or recommended interventions which hinder communication, lower self-esteem, increase anxiety and impair development to an extent that, if this happened in a private family, it would be considered a safeguarding issue.'
'There is a professional obligation on the part of all people working with, or on behalf of, children to consider whether a plan of action does in fact place children's rights as paramount and whether it is in their best interests.'
'In my opinion, school policy in relation to limiting SARS-CoV-2 transmission not only prevents the school from supporting Child A and their peers to "thrive" and "fulfil their potential", but is likely to be causing them psychological harm of unknown quantity.'
'The practices at Child A's school are similar to those introduced in most secondary schools across the country, meaning the scale of damage to children is potentially monumental.'
'Therefore, the widespread implementation of non-risk assessed and potentially harmful policies, both now and in the future, is an urgent matter for all concerned with the welfare of children and young people.'
— Dr. Zenobia Storah, Clinical Psychologist…
From a Psychology report in respect of Civil Proceedings. Please support @laworfiction and other lawyers in their legal challenges to the Government's guidance to schools to enforce the wearing of masks by schoolchildren.…

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