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.
The Department has also published guidance on new three-tier covid system and how it impacts adoption and fostering practice in England.
We have produced a number of documents that we hope will be helpful to practitioners delivering services in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic:
- Public health measures and the placement of children in foster care
- Supervision and Assessment of Foster Carers and Prospective Foster Carer Households
- Making arrangements for contact
- Respite Care and Covid-19
The Fostering Network has also prepared helpful guidance and advice for fostering services and foster carers on the Coronavirus outbreak.
National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) has issued an update on how Child Contact Centres are operating during the Coronavirus crisis.