Coronavirus briefing: guidance for social workers

Publication date 2021
Social worker visits during coronavirus

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, social workers have had to adapt the way they work to continue to support and protect children and young people.

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 covers key topics including:

  • how the child protection system is operating during the pandemic
  • the social work workforce
  • direct work with children and families
  • children in care
  • care leavers

This briefing was updated on Tuesday 26th October 2021. We’ll be updating this briefing regularly. Sign up to CASPAR to keep up-to-date.

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