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Coronavirus and Safeguarding

Coronavirus and Safeguarding for Children +

In these challenging times, RBSCP would like to remind everyone that safeguarding remains a high priority and if you have any concerns that a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse, to follow the appropriate process as normal.

These documents have been produced to help safeguard children during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please also see: 

RBSCP Facebook

Advice and Support for professionals and volunteers:

Rochdale guidance and resources:
Advice for volunteers
Carers Hub: Expression of interest form 
Carers Hub: Offer of services 
Child Protection Processes and Cared for Children Reviews
Coronavirus - Rochdale Council page
GMFRS information
Safeguarding fact sheet for Volunteers
Tri.x Coronavirus resource
Scam factsheet for volunteers
GM wide Covid-19 BAME helpline

National guidance and resources: 

Barnardo's Advice 
Centrepoint FAQs to support vulnerable young people who are homeless or facing the risk of being homeless during the coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of modern slavery
Friends Against Scams
Lullaby Trust: Safer Sleep Advice - Supporting families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Mental health and behaviour in school
NICE Guidelines
SCIE Coronavirus Hub
Symptoms and information on the situation in the UK
Covid-19: information and resources to support families and carers of children with severe learning disabilities
Children’s Commissioner for England: Children, domestic abuse and coronavirus briefing
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
Coronavirus: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol
Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

Domestic Violence: 

Domestic Abuse: How to Get Help
Employers Initiative guidance for employers
Guidance on isolation for domestic abuse safe-accommodation settings
National domestic abuse charity Safelives have issued the following guidance
Safe Lives – domestic abuse and Covid 19 guidance
Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse
The impact of Covid-19 on women and children experiencing domestic abuse 
Safety4Sisters: GM organisation supporting women with no recourse to public funds including women without children
Rail to Refuge: Free rail for men and women who need to travel to find refuge from domestic violence/abuse. Email railtorefuge@womensaid.org.uk to access. 

Children's resources:

Childline 10 tips to cope during lockdown
Children's easy read guide to coronavirus
Covibook - resource for children aged 7 or under
Coronavirus storybook for children
Helping children cope with stress 
Online Safety: Thinkuknow Home Activity Packs for early years, primary and secondary aged children
Worries about the world: Coronavirus - Childline information page
NSPCC Learning Coronavirus: child mental health resources

Self help advice:

Coping with stress
Coronavirus: supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (Public Health England)
The Council of Europe webpage providing information on how to protect children online during the coronavirus crisis
Infant crying and how to cope leaflet
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak 
Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities

Coronavirus and Safeguarding for Adults +

Guidance and information:

Gov.uk Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NHS.uk Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

COVID-19: Guidance for health professionals

Rochdale Council - Coronavirus Leaflet

NHS111 Online COVID-19 Service

Factsheet for volunteers

The latest Coronavirus NHS guidelines translated into 26 languages

COVID-19: Advice for care homes, supported living and home care

Infection control for service providers

Symptoms and information on the situation in the UK

Coronavirus - Rochdale Council page

Safeguarding Adults for people self-isolating

Safeguarding adults for Covid-19 Mutual Aid Groups

NHS Guide to self-isolation

NICE Guidelines

SCIE Coronavirus Hub

SCIE Guidance on Corona Virus and Safeguarding

SCIE Guidance on Mental Capacity and Covid-19

Helping to prevent infection: a quick guide for managers and staff in care homes (SCIE)

Guidance for hostels or day centres for people rough sleeping (HM Government)

Coronavirus - advice from Social Care (SCIE)

RBSAB Advice for Professionals

Guidance from “Surviving Economic Abuse”: this looks at keeping yourself safe while self-isolating, as well as practical issues including benefits and sick pay.

Promoting positive mental well-being for older people in care homes

Safeguarding fact sheet for Volunteers

Books Beyond Words: Corona Virus resources for people who don't read

Advice for young homeless people

Covid 19 - Protecting the Most Vulnerable Drinkers

Information and advice on Coronavirus and alcohol

Government Guidance for Commissioners and providers of drug/alcohol services

Where to find Mental Health support

GM wide Covid-19 BAME helpline 

Domestic Abuse:

Bright Sky app

Women’s Aid Survivor’s Handbook

When home is not a safe place

7 Minute Briefing - Domestic Abuse and Coronavirus

Coercion and Control Factsheet


Social media pack - please share on all platforms

Coronavirus and scams - advice for volunteers

Scams - The Power of Persuasive Language

Self Help Advice:

Helping children cope with stress


Coping with stress

Triple P Parenting Guide

Easy Read Information:

Corona Virus Information

Poster 1 (How to stay safe)

Poster 2 (Corona virus and health issues)

Poster 3 (What if you get ill?)

Stay at home

Managing Allegations:

Managing Allegations: What happens when an allegation has been made about you?

Managing allegations about staff who work or volunteer with adults with care and support needs

Managing Allegations: concerns regarding professionals who work with adults with care and support needs

Information from partner agencies:

Carers Hub - Offer of services

Carers Hub - Expression of interest form

Together Advocacy Business Plan

Together Advocacy Escalation Protocol

Advanced Care Planning:

Joint Statement on Care Planning, from the BMA, the Care Provider Alliance, the CQC and the Royal College of General Practice.

GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service WhatsApp

This new FREE to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. 

To use the FREE GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

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