COVID-19: safeguarding and child protection

Safeguarding and child protection are as important now as they have ever been. With lockdowns and social distancing measures in place across the UK, it's difficult for adults to keep in regular contact with children and check on their welfare.

Our resources can help support your work with children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. And, as things change in each UK nation, we're updating and adding to this information.

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What works in supporting families

Find out what we've learnt when adapting our direct services for children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Free awareness training

Learn how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and understand what steps to take if you're worried about a child.

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The impact of COVID-19 on child abuse

Read our report summarising the risks to children's safety due to the conditions created by the pandemic.

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Updating policies and procedures

Discover what you need to consider when updating your safeguarding policies and procedures due to COVID-19.

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