COVID-19 resources

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Children of the pandemic: policies needed to support children during the COVID-19 crisis

Institute for Public Policy Research

A briefing paper outlining the steps that the Government needs to take to support of children and their families during the Covid-19 crisis. It argues the UK's social safety net needs to be strengthened and that children and families need access to essentials like outdoor space and digital access. Specific policy recommendations include: the right to paid parental leave for those who need to look after children under the government's coronavirus job retention scheme; increasing the child element of universal credit; an emergency one-off payment through child benefit to help families with additional costs; preventing educational disadvantage through the provision of broadband to children living in households without it; encouraging owners of private green spaces to offer open access to children and families in homes without a garden.

Last updated on hub: 31 March 2020

Children’s rights impact assessment on the response to Covid-19 in Scotland

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

This report presents an independent children’s rights impact assessment on the emergency (CRIA) measures introduced by Scottish Government and UK Government to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines the framing and context for this independent CRIA and considers the predicted impacts of the COVID-19 measures on children and young people’s human rights. The overview then looks ahead to issues as Scotland comes out of the crisis, lessons learned, and conclusions for responding to the challenges and ensuring that children and young people’s human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. While acknowledging that legislative decisions have been primarily concerned with protecting children’s, young people’s and their families’ rights to survival and development, the report looks at where such rights may have been limited unreasonably, and how such rights can be best addressed currently and into the future. It identifies three systemic issues that if addressed would ensure children and young people’s human rights are better respected, protected and fulfilled as the transition is made to the ‘new normal’. These are: law reform – COVID-19 has starkly highlighted areas of existing Scots law that are not compliant with the UNCRC; data and resources – for example, disaggregated data is needed to understand impact on children and young people from Gypsy/Traveller communities; asylum seeking, refugee and migrant children and young people; and those living in families affected by disability; and improving children’s rights impact assessments – ensuring for instance that they pay greater attention to children’s best interests, non-discrimination and participation.

Last updated on hub: 23 July 2020

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


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

Children's guide to coronavirus

Children’s Commissioner for England

A guide for children to help explain the situation during the coronavirus pandemic. It aims to answer children's questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

Last updated on hub: 01 April 2020

Combating loneliness and reducing social isolation

Housing LIN

Arranged into six key topic areas below, these pages showcase relevant guidance and policy instruments, useful research findings and examples of services and innovative projects that offer practical solutions in combating loneliness and reducing social isolation. The topics covered may be especially relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. They include: ageing, assistive technology, care and support, dementia, health and wellbeing, and homes and communities.

Last updated on hub: 22 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

Commissioning and COVID-19: Legal and policy context

A summary of law and areas of policy (in England) relevant to social care commissioning. This includes specific changes or considerations during COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 15 July 2020

Commissioning during COVID-19 and beyond

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This guide focuses on what we can learn from commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis. It discusses how commissioners can work in true partnership with citizens, providers and the community to resolve issues.

Last updated on hub: 18 June 2020

Community based health, social care, mental health trusts and ambulance services

NHS England

Resource hub from NHS England and NHS Improvement housing coronavirus information for community based health and social care and ambulance services. Includes links to guidance on topics including infection control, isolation, prevention and workforce.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Community development work: the approach in Camden Council

Research In Practice: Dartington

This podcast looks at Camden Council's role in community development, relational activism, and how the strength of the community has helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 23 July 2020