Coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for schools

Publication date 2020

As schools across the UK open for all students for the new school year, professionals need guidance on how best to support and protect children and young people. This briefing pulls together key safeguarding guidance form all four UK nations on how to keep children safe during the pandemic. It answers frequently asked questions including:

  • what happens if there is a local outbreak of coronavirus?
  • what happens if parents and carers don’t want to send their children back to school?
  • what happens if nominated child protection leads need to self-isolate or become ill?
  • how should schools look after children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing?
  • how should schools implement social distancing and additional hygiene measures?

This briefing was updated on Friday 23th October 2020. We’ll be updating this briefing regularly. Sign up to CASPAR to keep up-to-date.

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