COVID-19 resources

Government guidelines around social distancing have forced us all to change the way we live and work.

The resources on this page have been created by What Works for Children’s Social Care and other organisations to provide guidance, support and inspiration for those working in children’s social care.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch.

Rapid Evidence Summaries

Brief (2-5 page) summaries of the available relevant evidence on topics that might be of interest to those working in children’s social care during COVID-19

Rapid Evidence Reviews

More in-depth summaries of the available relevant evidence on topics that might be of interest to those working in children’s social care during COVID-19

Practice guides

Podcasts

In a special series of podcasts, we talk with colleagues from around the country to better understand how they are adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19

Webinars

WWCSC Autumn Webinar Series

This autumn, we will be joined by a number of guest speakers – experts and practitioners in children’s social care – to explore a range of important topics in children’s social care, as well as learning from the current pandemic.

Ensuring a smooth transition back to education and learning following lockdown

Tuesday 25 August 2020, 12.00-13.30

COVID-19 Research Webinar Series

In partnership with the Principal Children & Families Social Worker (PCFSW) Network, this series of webinars aims to provide support and guidance to social workers, and others working in children’s social care, in addressing challenges posed by COVID-19.

Direct Work with Children and Young People Online
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 12.00-13.30

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse
Friday 5 June 2020, 12.30-13.30

Relationship-based Practice and Safeguarding Children and Young People Online
Thursday 11 June, 12.30-13.30

Digital and Emotional Wellbeing
Monday 15 June, 12.00-13.30

Coming out of Lockdown: Planning for Transition and Recovery
Thursday 18 June, 12.00-13.30