Social workers have an important role to play in protecting children from abuse and neglect, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as many children are spending less time in school and more time at home.
This briefing summarises guidance from across the UK on how social workers and local authorities should work during the pandemic to ensure that children are protected.
It answers questions including:
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