Children are among those worst affected by the pandemic, yet their voices are often left out of decision-making processes. Last year, we joined other major stakeholders, experts and child rights activists in the #CovidUnder19 initiative, coordinated by Terre des hommes. The goal is to get young voices heard by governments and policymakers, involving children in developing responses to the specific issues they are currently facing. The initiative’s worldwide “Life Under Coronavirus” survey gave 26,000 children, 1,770 of whom were living in alternative care, the chance to share their insights on how COVID-19 affected them in terms of education, family life, safety, violence and more. Queen’s University Belfast led the design and analysis of the survey, directly engaging young people in the process.