‘How social work and child protection are being creative and helping children and families during COVID-19 and can do so beyond it’ By Professor Harry Ferguson, Professor Sarah Pink and Dr Laura Kelly

Source: Research in Practice

As shown in an earlier briefing, our emerging findings suggest that COVID-19, the lockdown that began on 23 March 2020, and having to socially distance from children and other family members, has disrupted child protection making it more challenging for practitioners to safeguard and be helpful. But what can and has been achieved, despite and because of restrictions to normal services? The emerging research findings show that since the start of the pandemic children’s social care have been innovative and have improvised in creative ways that, if sustained post-pandemic, could renew practice for the better and enhance the lives of children and families.

How social work and child protection are being creative and helping children and families during COVID-19 and can do so beyond it
Author Professor Harry Ferguson, Professor Sarah Pink and Dr Laura Kelly

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