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The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability

Kitson-Boyce, Rosie; Wilson, Robin J; McCartan, Kieran; Höing, Mechtild; Taylor, Riana; Rossoni, Isotta


Rosie Kitson-Boyce

Robin J Wilson

Mechtild Höing

Riana Taylor

Isotta Rossoni


2020 has seen significant challenges to social engagement broadly due to the COVID19 pandemic, including social distancing, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns. These precautions have challenged the ability of CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) projects around the world to maintain the all-important aspect of social engagement. This research investigated the potential impact that COVID-19 has had on CoSA provision and providers in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA; particularly, in regard to social distancing and remote working.


Kitson-Boyce, R., Wilson, R. J., McCartan, K., Höing, M., Taylor, R., & Rossoni, I. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability. Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, 46, 29-38

Journal Article Type Other
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 1, 2021
Publication Date Mar 1, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 22, 2021
Journal Early Career Academics Network Bulletin
Volume 46
Pages 29-38
Keywords COVID-19, CoSA
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