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David Cohen

David Cohen is the Evening Standard's award winning Investigations Editor and Campaigns Editor, as well as the founder of the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Education

Pupils’ lives transformed by inclusion units championed by Standard

They used to be sent home from school and at risk of falling into gangs. But now troubled students are thriving with extra help thanks to our The Excluded campaign. David Cohen reports

UK

Why was a ‘luxe’ firm £9,000 in debt given a £26m PPE contract?

Two companies with no experience of PPE awarded £280m in government contracts. Cronyism claims, a questionable VIP lane and the surprising link between two of the big beneficiaries. David Cohen investigates

Health

Headteachers warn of ‘worst ever’ child mental health crisis

An Evening Standard special investigation: ‘There is no doubt that pupils from poorer families are under more pressure and we are likely to see the gap between them and wealthy families widen dramatically’

Health

Children pushed over the edge by lockdown trauma

The pandemic’s toll on mental health turned a loving boy into an aggressive and fearful child — and he is far from alone. Here, David Cohen examines the growing crisis

For information and support call Mind on 0300 123 3393

Health

Children’s mental health: The hidden crisis of Covid-19 laid bare

In an Evening Standard investigation, we reveal half a million more children now suffering problems

For information and support call Mind on 0300 123 3393

Young London SOS

Young London SOS campaign launched to fight mental health crisis

As headteachers warn the mental health of our youngsters is ‘the worst it’s been and getting worse’ you can help NOW by donating to Place2Be via standard.co.uk/YoungLondonSOS

Young London SOS

I was angry and aggressive. Then I was asked to speak about it

As the mental health crisis affecting our children in the pandemic deepens, Campaigns Editor David Cohen talks to one 14-year-old — and the organisation offering support

Food for London

As queues for food grew, so did your generosity. We’re grateful

Helping vulnerable youngsters not to worry about their next meal during the nightmare of Covid-19 is your legacy 

Food for London

Hunger crisis deepens as middle class graduates join food bank queues

‘I’ve worked all my life … I worry my neighbours will see me in food queue’

UK

Call for ‘designated visitors’ to tackle Covid care home loneliness

Experts say each resident should have at least one visitor who should be allowed to visit a loved one while undergoing weekly Covid-19 tests and wearing PPE

Food for London

13 million lockdown meals served by Felix Project

Our campaign has hit a major milestone for vulnerable families, says David Cohen, but the need is greater than ever

Education

1,000 pupils and a game changing shift in tackling exclusions

The damage to life chances of students barred by heads is well known. David Cohen reports on how our £1.2m initiative will benefit pupils in eight London schools

London

Vulnerable children missed by care services during lockdown

Face-to-face visits by children’s services in the three months of lockdown to June 30 plummeted by up to 75 per cent in some boroughs compared with the same period last year

UK

In black and white: The great race divide in how Londoners view police

Investigations Editor David Cohen interviewed 25 households in two streets in Brixton to canvass views of black and white families on how the forces of law and order affect their lives. The results are startling

UK

My son snapped, and left my husband with several broken ribs

In the latest in our series looking at the impact of lockdown, David Cohen reports on one family’s harrowing ordeal

UK

Hidden victims of lockdown: 'Mum's drinking made mood swings worse'

Lockdown made life intolerable for the eldest of four siblings with a violent alcoholic mother.