As severe floods hit the North West of England last weekend a Lancaster University research team, led by Professor Maggie Mort (Sociology), called for the Government to take notice of how flooding affects children.
Working with school children hit by severe flooding two years ago both on Humberside and Thames Valley, the ESRC project, partnered by Save The Children, has produced Children’s Flood Manifestos advising Government and major agencies on action needed before, during and after floods. The project, which includes Dr Marion Walker (Sociology), Dr Amanda Bingley (Division of Health Research) and Dr Alison Lloyd Williams (Sociology), has made a short film aimed at increasing understanding of how children’s lives are disrupted by floods. Professor Mort was interviewed by Look North TV (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) (23:49) ; Dr Marion Walker (Sociology) by BBC Radio Humberside (02:23:15) on the second anniversary of the Humberside floods.
For more information on the project view the Children, young people and disasters – recovery and resilience website.