COVID-19 resources for social workers

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Learn on the go podcasts for social workers

Podcast series where the latest research, theories and practice issues, and look at what they mean for social workers are discussed. Recent episodes cover topics relevant to the pandemic including safeguarding, remote supervision, The Coronavirus Act and Care Act easements, loneliness and isolation, self care and domestic abuse.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information and advice

Social Work England

Information and advice from Social Care England for social workers, students, education and training providers and employers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19 updates for social work

Skills for Care

Resource hub for social workers providing links to the latest government guidance and specific information for general guidance, adults and child and family principal social workers (PSWs).

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Solace Resource Hub

Solace

Resources from trusted sources on resilience, remote working, mental health, and wellbeing. Providing practical advice, articles and guidance aimed at the network for public sector and local government professionals.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19 care and support jargon buster (explainer)

Think Local Act Personal

The TLAP care and support jargon buster has been updated with plain English definitions of the most commonly used jargon relating to coronavirus.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Digital Social Care COVID-19 guidance

NHS Digital

Sharing information on how technology can be used to support staff and the people they support. Includes links to a Quick Guide: how technology can help during COVID-19 and a list of free digital tools/resources for COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Social Work England and PCFSW best practice guide for assessing online risks, harm and resilience and safeguarding of children and young people online

Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network

A practice guide to help support social workers to think about and assess online risks, harm and resilience and safeguarding children and young people online. The guide is aimed at social work and social care practitioners and managers, as well as qualifying social work students. It includes a framework for assessing online risks, harm and resilience; a framework for the holistic assessment of children and families; and a practice tool that can be used with young people and their families for assessing online risks and resilience. The guide has been developed by Social Work England and the Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) network in consultation with practitioners, managers and the PCFSW reference group. Version last updated: 26 May 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Supporting young people and parents: the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents, parenting and neglect

The Children's Society

This briefing explores the challenges that adolescents and their parents face during the Covid-19 pandemic. It offers advice for professionals on how to reduce the likelihood of neglect occurring or to mitigate its effects and includes recommendations for national and local decision makers around prevention and responses to adolescent neglect. It is based on recently-published academic research, data collected since the onset of the pandemic and consultation with practitioners.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

The role of the children in care social worker during the covid-19 crisis and exploring the utilisation of video messaging for younger children in foster care

John Finn, writing in the ‘Irish Social Work’ blog, explores using video messaging for for younger children in foster care.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Health and Safety during COVID-19: position statement

British Association of Social Workers England

This statement was developed by the Social Workers Union and endorsed by BASW UK on 2 April 2020. Sets out what social workers should and should not do. Provides advice and guidance for social workers in community work with individuals and families, in ‘usual’ places of work and working from home. Also provides advice on access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and raising concerns.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020