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:


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

 Ask Listen Do

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

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

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.

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


Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums NNCPF  support services for parents

Special Needs Jungle

Disabled Children’s Partnership

Council for Disabled Children



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