With schools across the UK closing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, professionals need guidance on how best to support and protect children and young people.
This briefing pulls together key safeguarding guidance from all four UK nations on how to keep children safe during the pandemic. It answers frequently asked questions including:
- who has to go to school?
- how should attendance be monitored?
- what happens if nominated child protection leads need to self-isolate or become ill?
- what should schools do about free school meals?
- what happens with families who have contact arrangements or where parents are separated?
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