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Resources aimed at Adult and Mental Health practitioners


This quick guide from SCIE is for practitioners working to safeguard adults with care and support needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, including social workers and those working in social care settings.

SCIE has also produced a series of safeguarding adults training webinars throughout May and June. Although most of these are fully booked, this link will allow you to access the recordings of the webinars after the event.

Autism and learning disabilities:

Guidance from SCIE for families and professionals supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Department of Health & Social Care:

COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care, an action plan setting out the DHSC’s approach for all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. 

Changes to Legislation:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) changes to the Care Act 2014 – Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities