Safeguarding in Challenging Times Seminar: Disabled Children, Young People and Families Resources

In May our Safeguarding Manager Sarah Goff hosted an online seminar to discuss the needs of disabled young people and families during the pandemic. Sarah highlighted that organisations are working hard to support young people and families during this time.

We have listed some useful resources that Sarah discussed in her seminar below:

SafeLives

https://safelives.org.uk/staying-safe-during-covid-19-guidance

Office of the Childrens Commissioner; recent report about Children in Lockdown

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2020/05/22/lockdown-experiences-young-people-in-childrens-homes/

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/were-all-in-this-together/

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2020/04/25/childrens-commissioner-for-england-creates-local-area-profiles-of-child-vulnerability-during-covid-19

 Ask Listen Do

There are dedicated resources and guidance for people, families and organisations. This is now also part of the NHS Safeguarding materials.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/about/ask-listen-do/ 

On Demand Remote BSL Interpreting Service Launches For UK’s Deaf Community

www.BSLHealthAccess.co.uk 

The Deaf Health Charity, SignHealth and online interpreting company InterpreterNow, have together launched ‘BSLHealthAccess

This enables the provision of immediate, on demand access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for communication with Deaf people in health settings free of charge during the current Coronavirus situation.

https://www.bslhealthaccess.co.uk/

BASW policy brief on The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2020/apr/basw-policy-brief-adoption-and-children-coronavirus-amendment-regulations-2020

Sibs

https://www.sibs.org.uk/

https://www.sibs.org.uk/supporting-young-siblings/parents/top-tips-list-rename/

Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums NNCPF

https://contact.org.uk/  support services for parents

Special Needs Jungle  https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/

Disabled Children’s Partnership

https://disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk/coronavirus/

Council for Disabled Children

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/covid-19-support-and-guidance

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2020/04/06/how-social-workers-can-tackle-the-ethical-and-practice-challenges-of-covid-19-guidance-from-psws/

ADCS

https://adcs.org.uk/general-subject/article/adcs-response-to-occ-report-on-vulnerable-children

https://cerebra.org.uk/download/factsheet-managing-challenging-behaviour/