Coronavirus or Covid-19
Advice to all agencies in Sheffield who are supporting children, their families & staff through the Coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions that are not covered below please email the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership at: SCSP@sheffield.gov.uk. We will forward your email to the service staff who are able to answer your questions.
Parenting support during the pandemic:
Roma/Slovak language leaflet:
A leaflet, Coronavirus, advice about staying at home has been developed to share key messages about isolation and distancing. For use by all professionals working with the Roma community. Please share as appropriate.
Concerns about children:
If you think a child may be in immediate danger ring 999
Anyone can refer concerns about children & young people to the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 273 4855
Practitioners can use the Multi-Agency Confirmation Form (MACF) to send an electronic referral to the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub either via Anycomms or other secure email process, see: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care
Child Protection Conferences:
Covid-19 Child Protection Conference Process (19.3.20)
Please check the government website for latest information on their phased return to inspections; Deferring Ofsted inspections - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Support, information & guidance:
COVID-19 - 'shielding' guidance for children and young people, RCPCH
Sheffield Health and Social Care new mental health support for anyone in Sheffield
- Tips for creating a routine during self-isolation, Young Minds
- Social Distancing Guidance for Parents and Carers, Sheffield's Director of Public Health
Children's Guide to Coronavirus, Children's Commissioner
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers, NSPCC
Information and updates on affected Council Services, Sheffield City Council
Coronavirus, Government advice and updates
Resource Coronavirus (COVID-19), SCSP Tri.x online procedures
Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak, Disability Unit
The Coronavirus Act 2020 impact on children with special educational needs & EHC Plans, Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Children of the Pandemic, Institute for Public Policy Research
Learning difficulties - materials to help understand Coronavirus:
People with a learning disability may have more difficulty understanding the changes to their life and community. These You tube videos help to explain why there are so many changes to ordinary life, and that the changes are temporary. The changes may include why people are not visiting, why support staff might be wearing masks, gloves and aprons, and why people cannot go out to the usual places.
Explaining coronavirus for people with learning disabilities, YouTube video
Explaining social distancing for people with learning disabilities, YouTube video
Other relevant information can be found on this website here: Information and resources
If you are concerned about a child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care