COVID-19 resources

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Preventing the disadvantage gap from increasing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Education Policy Institute

This policy paper contains an assessment of the likely impact of COVID-19 on the outcomes of children and young people, particularly the most disadvantaged. The research finds that disadvantaged pupils are over 18 months behind their more affluent peers in attainment by age 16. In recent years, this gap has stopped closing and, even before the pandemic, there was a real risk that the gap would start to widen. The impact of the pandemic is expected to increase that risk. Research on attainment of children who have missed significant periods of schooling due to authorised absences suggest a large overall impact on attainment in addition to widening of the disadvantage gap that is expected based on studies of summer learning loss. In order to minimise the impact of COVID-19, particularly for the most vulnerable pupils, the paper makes a series of recommendations for government in relation to the role of wider services in supporting vulnerable children and young people; the effect of the pandemic in the early years; the cancellation of formal exams in summer 2020; supporting the most vulnerable groups; supporting young people in post-16, vocational and higher education; and improving the resilience of the sector in case of any future national emergency.

Last updated on hub: 30 June 2020

The geography of the COVID-19 crisis in England

Institute of Fiscal Studies

This report analyses how the different dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis vary around England. It documents the geography of the COVID-19 crisis along three dimensions: health, jobs and families. It explores which local authorities have residents who are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19 symptoms, because of their age or pre-existing conditions; which LAs have a greater share of workers in shut-down sectors such as retail or hospitality; and which LAs have a greater share of children either eligible for free school meals or receiving children’s social services, who might be at particular educational or social risk from the crisis. It shows how these dimensions of vulnerability in health, jobs and families relate to each other. The report argues that the issue of interrelated vulnerabilities should remain at the forefront of policymaking. Government’s approach to easing the lockdown needs to protect public health while enabling economic activity and minimising the real social costs of isolation. The report suggests that the balance between these different goals might look very different around the country.

Last updated on hub: 30 June 2020

Guidance for Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes: Covid-19 challenges

Respect

This guidance paper helps organisations working with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse overcome the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. All organisations face problems with service delivery, continuity of staffing and the capacity to support and work with clients. The guide explores how to continue to deliver programmes and support safely; service delivery via phone and video-calling; strategies for calming, de-escalating and containing abusive behaviour; check-ins and case management; supporting delivery practitioners professionally and emotionally; and dealing with new clients.

Last updated on hub: 30 June 2020

Children’s social care guide to keeping families safe from domestic abuse throughout the COVID-19 emergency

SafeLives

This guidance is for professionals working in children’s social care including children's social workers, family practitioners and early help teams during the COVID-19 crisis. The guide is structured around the following areas: coordination and multi-agency working; risk assessment and risk management; safety planning; children and young people; forced marriage, ‘honour’-based violence and abuse; perpetrators; child or adolescent to parent violence and abuse. There is an appendix with a list of resources, links and additional reading, including a list of helplines for both adult and child victims and those perpetrating abuse.

Last updated on hub: 30 June 2020

Staying safe during COVID-19: guidance for practitioners working with those who harm

SafeLives

Guidance to help practitioners working with perpetrators of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis. The document explores: how to ensure clients get support from family and friends; self-care; general safety planning; structured strategy to help clients de-escalate situations before they become violent or abusive; and supporting support workers.

Last updated on hub: 30 June 2020

Accommodation for perpetrators of domestic abuse: emerging issues and responses due to COVID-19

Drive Project

Isolation and social distancing during the COVID-19 lockdown have led and are likely to continue to lead to an increase in domestic abuse, violence and coercive control at all levels of risk. This paper argues that, where it would be in the best interests of the victim and better ensure their safety and wellbeing, adequate housing provision is urgently needed for perpetrators of domestic violence. The lack of availability of such accommodation is limiting options available to victims and police in their endeavour to keep victims safe.

Last updated on hub: 30 June 2020

Questions and answers for social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Questions and answers providing lots of advice to help social care providers during this time.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 responses on citizens

Social Care Institute for Excellence

A guide that discusses the impact of COVID-19 and responses on people who use or interact with social care services.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

Commissioning and COVID-19: advice for social care

SCIE's collection of resources for commissioners that discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on commissioning, and ways to move forward.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

COVID-19 and violence against women: what the health sector/system can do

World Health Organization

Violence against women remains a major global public health and women’s health threat during emergencies. This short document provides some key information about what the health sector and individuals can do during to prevent and address violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes tips for coping with stress at home and actions to take if family members are experiencing violence.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020