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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:

Child Protection Conferences:

    SCSP Training:

    • All face-to-face safeguarding training is cancelled until further notice; work has started on converting our training to a 'virtual' medium and information will be sent out when this is completed


    • Have suspended all routine inspections of schools, further education, early years & social care providers, but are visiting schools for discussions
    • Urgent inspections about specific concerns are still going ahead
    • Will continue regulatory work to maintain social care provision & registration of vital childcare services

    Support, information & guidance:

    Educational resources:

    Education settings:

    Online-safety advice:

    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.

    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


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