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Published guidance, information and resources to help you

This public health emergency brings great challenges for everyone, especially children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and those supporting them.

While the impact of this will be felt by all, we know that it will further exacerbate the challenging circumstances of children, young people, parents, and carers who were already dealing with existing stresses and strains in their lives.

There is emergency legislation, with new guidance in development that will also have an impact on the delivery of support services, the duties of public authorities and lives of children, young people and their families. We will be adding this information to this page too.

We have gathered together important guidance, information and resources to help many of the people we work with. Click on any of the links in the boxes below to find out more.

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for the public from the Scottish Government on staying at home and away from others (physical distancing) from 18 June 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on staffing, social distancing and self-isolation in residential children's houses, residential schools and secure care facilities

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on social distancing in education and childcare settings

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on childcare closures and emergency provision

information-icon 40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Information and guidance from Health Protection Scotland for social or community care and residential settings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Work Scotland offering a framework for decision-makers to ensure children in public care maintain strong connections with family during Covid-19

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the British Psychological Society on supporting care experienced children and young people 

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance and signposting from YouthLink Scotland for youth workers

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the First Minister about Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Government on protection and vital equipment for health and social care staff

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings from the 13th July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Children's Hearings Scotland on the operation of Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership on current arrangements for Children's Hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on looked-after children and the children’s hearings provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from Children's Hearings Scotland for panel members that sets out how to ensure the continuing operation of effective children’s hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Scottish Social Services Council for social services workers and employers

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership explaining the use of emergency legislation for Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Social Services Council on changes to the law to support social services

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Work Scotland on legislation, regulations, and guidance

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and updates from the Scottish and British Association of Social Workers

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Adoption UK Scotland on help and support available

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from CoramBAAF on adoption, fostering, family placement, health and legal issues

information-icon 40x40.png  Information fom Parenting Across Scotland on looking after yourself and your family

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Parent Club on the easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for the public from the Scottish Government on staying at home and away from others (physical distancing) from 18 June 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information resources and links from the National Parent Forum Scotland for parents and carers

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Government about COVID-19 testing for under-fives. July 2020

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from Adoption and Fostering Alliance on virtual meetings of Adoption and Fostering Panels

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings from the 13th July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Children's Hearings Scotland on the operation of Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership on current arrangements for Children's Hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on looked-after children and the children’s hearings provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from Children's Hearings Scotland for panel members that sets out how to ensure the continuing operation of effective children’s hearings

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on supporting young people's mental health

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the British Psychological Society on supporting care experienced children and young people 

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Enquire on how the new coronavirus laws affect the education of children with additional support needs in Scotland

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Work Scotland on legislation, regulations, and guidance

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Social Services Council to help social workers respond to COVID-19

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and updates from the Scottish and British Association of Social Workers

information-icon 40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Information and guidance by Health Protection Scotland for social or community care and residential settings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government for chief officers and child protection committees on the continuity of services

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png Advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on childcare closures and emergency provision

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on childcare and learning provision made available to key workers during closures

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government for local authorities on changes to social care assessments

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government Guidance on home visits and direct contact interviews

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from Social Work Scotland on a framework for decision-makers to ensure children in public care maintain strong connections with family 

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government for central and local government and public bodies in Scotland with an overview of the key measures contained within Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on Coronavirus testing for key workers who are showing symptoms

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on domestic abuse during the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on tackling violence against women and girls

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from national, local and professional bodies in Scotland through a national wellbeing hub to support health and social care staff in Scotland

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings from the 13th July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Children's Hearings Scotland on the operation of Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership on current arrangements for Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership explaining the use of emergency legislation for Children's Hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on looked-after children and the children’s hearings provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from Children's Hearings Scotland for panel members that sets out how to ensure the continuing operation of effective children’s hearings

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Adoption and Fostering Alliance on virtual meetings of Adoption and Fostering Panels 

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice  from The Fostering Network for social workers arranging child contact with birth parents

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Advice and guidance from Scottish Social Services Council to help you look after your own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of others

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Work Scotland offering a framework for decision-makers to ensure children in public care maintain strong connections with family during Covid-19

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the First Minister about Children's Hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Enquire on how the new coronavirus laws affect the education of children with additional support needs in Scotland

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the European Social Network on social services responses to COVID-19 across Europe

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Parenting Across Scotland on looking after yourself and your family

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Parent Club on the easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance for the public from the Scottish Government on staying at home and away from others (physical distancing) from 18 June 2020 

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the National Parent Forum Scotland for parents and carers

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the First Minister about Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Government about COVID-19 testing for under-fives. July 2020

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the British Psychological Society on supporting care experienced children and young people 

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on supporting young people's mental health

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Work Scotland offering a framework for decision-makers to ensure children in public care maintain strong connections with family during Covid-19

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership explaining the use of emergency legislation for Children's Hearings

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government for those who do not have family or community support

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government regarding shielding support for people arranging food, medical deliveries, and other support services July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the UK Government on claiming benefits from Universal Credit

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Security Scotland on Best Start Grants and Best Start Foods

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings from the 13th July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Children's Hearings Scotland on the operation of Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership on current arrangements for Children's Hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on looked-after children and the children’s hearings provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on the personal use of face coverings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from Children's Hearings Scotland for panel members that sets out how to ensure the continuing operation of effective children’s hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Enquire on how the new coronavirus laws affect the education of children with additional support needs in Scotland

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and support from The Fostering Network

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice  from The Fostering Network for social workers arranging child contact with birth parents

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from The Fostering Network for foster carers arranging child contact with birth parents

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Adoption and Fostering Alliance on virtual meetings of adoption and fostering panels

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings from the 13th July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Children's Hearings Scotland on the operation of Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership on current arrangements for Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership explaining the use of emergency legislation for Children's Hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on looked-after children and the children’s hearings provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Parent Club on the easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Government about COVID-19 testing for under-fives. July 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for the public from the Scottish Government on staying at home and away from others (physical distancing) from 18 June 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on the personal use of face coverings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from Children's Hearings Scotland for panel members that sets out how to ensure the continuing operation of effective children’s hearings

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from CoramBAAF on adoption, fostering, family placement, health and legal issues

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the First Minister about Children's Hearings

information-icon 40x40.png  Information fom Parenting Across Scotland on looking after yourself and your family

information-icon 40x40.png  Information resources and links from the National Parent Forum Scotland for parents and carers

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the British Psychological Society on supporting care experienced children and young people 

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Social Work Scotland offering a framework for decision-makers to ensure children in public care maintain strong connections with family during Covid-19

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on supporting young people's mental health

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families reflecting on the child in care

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Enquire on how the new coronavirus laws affect the education of children with additional support needs in Scotland

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government for nurseries and other early learning and childcare (ELC) providers on reopening childcare in Scotland when it is safe to do, published June 2020

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government for local authorities and schools on reopening schools in Scotland in August 2020

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on social distancing in education and childcare settings

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png Advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on childcare closures and emergency provision

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on safeguarding in schools and colleges

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on vulnerable children and young people

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Government on childcare and learning provision made available to key workers during closures

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Education Scotland on supporting online learning

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Qualifications Authority on coursework and exams

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and resources from the Children's Parliament for school staff to prepare for the return to school, August 2020

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the UK Government on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the British Psychological Society on supporting care experienced children and young people 

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Enquire on how the new coronavirus laws affect the education of children with additional support needs in Scotland

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on supporting vulnerable pupils and students during periods of disruption

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png information-icon 40x40.png Advice, guidance and information for the child protection workforce is available here

information-icon 40x40.png  Information and support from Who Cares? Scotland for you

information-icon 40x40.png  Information on how you can contact Who Cares? Scotland

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Young Scot on how is COVID-19 impacting Children's Hearings

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on your human rights

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Children's Commissioner for England with a children's guide to coronavirus

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for the public from the Scottish Government on staying at home and away from others (physical distancing) July 2020

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Clan Childlaw on your rights and how the law affects them

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum on benefits for young people

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