Coronavirus

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services (and parents)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services (and parents)

The most up-to-date guidance from the UK government on what to expect from child welfare services. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-childrens-social-care-services/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-authorities-on-childrens-social-care ... Read More
Family Separation 2.0: “You aren’t going to separate me from my only child.”

Family Separation 2.0: “You aren’t going to separate me from my only child.”

Read the full report on how 'Administration is weaponizing its public health response to COVID19 to punish and deter people ... Read More
The impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Social Care in England

The impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Social Care in England

Mary Baginsky & Jill Manthorpe - Child Abuse & Neglect 16 Sep 2020 Abstract Background As a response to COVID-19 ... Read More
Remote Court Hearings trauma

Remote Court Hearings trauma

Remote court hearings putting vulnerable women in traumatic situations ‘which place them at unjust disadvantage’ This article in the Independent ... Read More
PAR Advice to parents of children in care during corona virus

PAR Advice to parents of children in care during corona virus

PAR, Parents Advocacy and Rights, has published guidance for parents in Scotland on concerning practices where children's social work has ... Read More
Open Letter to First Minister of Scotland

Open Letter to First Minister of Scotland

In Scotland, according to PAR (Parents Advocacy and Rights), many councils are cancelling direct contact between children in care and ... Read More