Published guidance, information and resources to help you

This public health emergency brings great challenges for everyone, especially children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and those supporting them.

While the impact of this is felt by all, we know that it will further exacerbate the challenging circumstances of children, young people, parents, and carers who were already dealing with existing stresses and strains in their lives.

We have gathered together important guidance, information and resources to help many of the people we work with. Click on any of the links in the boxes below to find out more.

From May 2022 all the latest COVID-19 information from the Scottish Government can be found here:  https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Residential care

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for early learning, school aged childcare and childminder settings on reducing the risks of COVID-19 (August 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings (August 2022)

Adoption

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on getting tested in Scotland (March 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for early learning, school aged childcare and childminder settings on reducing the risks of COVID-19 (August 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government for people at highest risk (May 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for parents and carers of babies less than three months old during COVID-19

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings (August 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

Social workers

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government for people at highest risk (May 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on the use of face coverings in social care settings (September 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png  Guidance from the Scottish Social Services Council to help social workers respond to COVID-19

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings (August 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png  Advice and guidance from Scottish Social Services Council to help you look after your own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of others

Kinship care

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for early learning, school aged childcare and childminder settings on reducing the risks of COVID-19 (August 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government for people at highest risk (August 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for parents and carers of babies less than three months old during COVID-19

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings (August 2022)

Foster care

 guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for early learning, school aged childcare and childminder settings on reducing the risks of COVID-19 (August 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on staying safe and protecting others (February 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government for people at highest risk (August 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for parents and carers of babies less than three months old during COVID-19

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on additional operating procedures for Children's Hearings (August 2022)

information-icon 40x40.png  Information resources and links from the National Parent Forum Scotland for parents and carers

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice and help from the NSPCC if you are worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety

Teachers

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

 guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance for early learning, school aged childcare and childminder settings on reducing the risks of COVID-19 (August 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from the Scottish Government for people at highest risk (August 2022)

information-icon 40x40.png  Information from Education Scotland on supporting online learning

Protecting children workforce

 

advice-ico-40x40.png guidance-icon-40x40.png information-icon 40x40.png Advice, guidance and information for the child protection workforce is available here

For care experienced children and young people

 

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government on reducing the risks in schools (September 2022)

guidance-icon-40x40.png Guidance from the Scottish Government to manage COVID-19 and to remain vigilant in colleges, community learning and development (CLD) settings and universities (June 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice from Young Scot for people who have been shielding and are anxious now that legal restrictions have been lifted (April 2022)

advice-ico-40x40.png  Advice helpline from Who Cares? Scotland open to Care Experienced people of any age across Scotland