The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021 came into force on 29 March 2021. CoramBAAF have produced a summary of these regulations. They can be accessed in full here.
We have produced documents that we hope will be helpful to practitioners delivering services in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic:
- Definition of visits, interviews and meetings
- The impact of coronavirus on children and young people who were or are in care
- Key Issues for Agencies in Developing Best Practice for Adoption and Fostering Panel Virtual Meetings during the Coronavirus Pandemic
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