Scottish Government supplementary national child protection guidance

Scottish Government has written to key organisations with responsibilities around child protection to inform them of supplementary guidance now available to support them to carry out their duties during the COVID-19 emergency.

You can view the letter and guidance here

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Supporting people to keep in touch when care homes are not accepting visitors

Where care homes are not accepting visitors, it is important that systems are put in place to enable people to keep in touch. This is a time of concern and worry for people about their loved ones and it is important that they can keep in touch. It is also important for the health and wellbeing of people who live in services to not feel abandoned by family and friends.

Download our supporting people to keep in touch when care homes are not accepting visitors guide.

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SCLD coronavirus information for people with learning disabilities

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has produced guidance for people with learning disabilities on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.  This includes easy-read common questions and stay at home advice.

Find out more on their website here or join their Facebook group ‘SCLD stay in touch’, which is open to anyone. 

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Talking to children about coronavirus

If a child in your care is anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19), the NSPCC have advice to help you support them and keep them safe. For more information visit the NSPCC website here or call 0808 800 5000.

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