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Resources aimed at Children & Family practitioners

Changes to legislation on looked after children:

The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Virtual contact with service users:

The Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) Network has released the following:

The PCFSW Best Practice Guide for Video Call/Contact and Virtual/Online Home Visit

Explaining the pandemic to children and young people: has a helpful Coronavirus Social Story made for children with Autism in mind and may be useful for helping address the worries our children may be having at this time.


This article is great for understanding how a global crisis may impact children/young people who have experienced complex trauma (and how carers who may be managing this at the moment can be helped to understand).

Parents, carers and children and young people:

Advice and support for parents and carers from the NSPCC.

Advice and support for Children and Young People from Young Minds and Childline.

Safety Online:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) has created a webpage supporting parents during this time and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities parent/carers can do with their child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

Information about the Houseparty app and tips to keep children safe online from NetAware

Online safety activities to do at home and help/advice for parents and carers from Childnet

Expert help and advice for families in a digital world from Parent Info, a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP


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