COVID-19 resources

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Coronavirus briefing: guidance for social workers

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

A summary of guidance for social workers and social work practitioners who are working with children and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The briefing brings together key guidance from all four UK nations to answer some frequently asked questions. Areas covered include: the social work workforce, including ensuring there are sufficient social workers to support children and families; how the coronavirus is affecting the child protection system; and the impact on direct work with children and families. [Published 22 May 2020. Updated 4 January 2021]

Last updated on hub: 27 May 2020

Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for schools

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

This briefing summarises the latest guidance for UK schools on safeguarding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It pulls together key safeguarding guidance from all four UK nations on how to keep children safe during the pandemic. It answers frequently asked questions including: who has to go to school; how to monitor attendance; what happens if nominated child protection leads need to self-isolate or become ill; what schools should do about free school meals; and what happens with families who have contract arrangements or where parents are separated. [Updated 8 January 2021]

Last updated on hub: 16 June 2020

Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance for early years

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

This briefing summarises government guidance on safeguarding and child protection for early years settings during the COVID-19 pandemic in the four UK nations. Topics covered include: early years provision; regulations; safeguarding and child protection; staffing and recruitment; and child welfare. The briefing answers frequently asked questions including: whether nurseries, preschools and registered childminders should still be providing childcare; whether nannies, au pairs and babysitters can still provide childcare; what to do if a child’s usual registered or regulated childcare provider is closed; whether there have been changes to early years childcare standards during the coronavirus pandemic; and how childcare settings can support and protect children who are not attending. [Update 8 January 2021]

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 guidance for Shared Lives carers and schemes

Shared Lives Plus

This guide provides advice for Shared Lives carers, and Shared Lives scheme workers and provider organisations to support planning and preparation in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19. The advice will also help their partner agencies and commissioners. It draws on government advice and includes information on the actions provider organisations can take to maintain service delivery; provision of personal protective equipment (PPE); cleaning and laundry.

Last updated on hub: 18 March 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019: achieving good mental health during social isolation

British Journal of Psychiatry

The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has led to unprecedented disruption to the normal way of life for people around the globe. Social distancing, self-isolation or shielding have been strongly advised or mandated in most countries. We suggest evidence-based ways that people can maintain or even strengthen their mental health during this crisis.

Last updated on hub: 19 August 2020

Coronavirus Info Hub

Housing LIN

Whether operating or commissioning specialist or supported housing for older and vulnerable adults, 'Info Hub' is split into three sections that signpost to relevant Housing LIN practice briefings, national government guidelines and other useful information for our sector so you can be kept up-to-date of this rapidly evolving situation, access support and take appropriate measures.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Coronavirus information for children and young people

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources suitable for children and young people. for example, 'Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus' book; What parents need to know about Coronavirus'; and Monkey Wellbeing.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information for Older People

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources suitable for older people from organisations such as: AgeUK, Alzheimer's Association and Independent Age.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information point for children's care and protection

Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection

This resource brings together and signposts to guidance and information relating to Covid-19 and children's social care, covering residential care, kinship care, adoption, and foster care.

Last updated on hub: 02 November 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: people receiving direct payments

Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance helps people who buy care and support through a direct payment to know how and when they can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to furlough employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It covers a whole range of practical situations, including: when a PA or carer needs to shield; when a PA lives with somebody who needs to shield; when a PA or carer has caring responsibilities; and using the CJRS if the direct payment holder does not want their PA entering their home at this time. The guidance includes examples of when direct payment holders may or may not choose to use the CJRS. [Published 8 June 2020. Last updated 10 June 2020]

Last updated on hub: 16 June 2020