With schools across the UK teaching most children remotely as part of the latest coronavirus lockdown, professionals need guidance on how best to support and protect children and young people. This briefing pulls together key safeguarding guidance from all four UK nations on how to keep children safe during the pandemic. It answers frequently asked questions including:
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