Interim Child Protection Guidance 

Keeping children, families and carers safe from harm is a key function of children’s social work services.  Present circumstances require us to pay particular attention to the health and wellbeing of both individuals and practitioners.

Within the parameters of the Partnerships response to COVID 19 daily Social Work practice will be varied to allow the safe delivery of child protection services. This guidance covers initial investigations, joint interviews as well as conferencing and core group activities. 

All practitioners should refer to the COVID 19 Interim Guidance available here 

Upon conclusion of the COVID 19 response normal practice will resume and this guidance will be formally withdrawn