Coronavirus has had a huge impact on health services in the UK and has had a knock-on effect on health provision in the context of family placement work.
The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were introduced on 24th April and have significant implications for family placement work in England. CoramBAAF have produced a summary of the changes, and the full regulations can be found here.
CoramBAAF has also produced some information designed to help health and other practitioners working in this area:
- Information regarding the provision of the health aspects of fostering and adoption work during the Covid 19 pandemic [Version 2: 29 April 2020]
- Guidance on adult medical reports in family placement [Version 2: 28 April 2020] which has two associated forms:
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced a range of Covid-19 guidance for paediatric services, as well as advice for parents and carers on when to access help if a child is unwell or injured. [last updated: 15 April 2020]