The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2020 came into force on 25 September 2020.  The Regulations can be accessed in full here with Department for Education guidance guidance for local authorities on children’s social care.

Subsequent regulations relating to the national lockdown in England are here with Department for Education guidance here

CoramBAAF Guidance

We have produced documents that we hope will be helpful to practitioners delivering services in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: 

External Resources

Practitioners should also be aware of the guidance from DBS that sets out some temporary changes to identification checking guidelines which includes fast-tracking emergency checks of the Adults’ and Children’s Barred Lists as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) has issued guidance on obtaining overseas assessments during coronavirus

Other detailed guidance is provided on this website in the sections on fosteringadoption, and family and friends.