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12 May 2020

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COVID-19 and Adult Support and Protection: A quick guide

We’ve produced a new online adult support and protection quick guide to support social service staff who have been rapidly inducted or redeployed to support frontline services.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Adult Support and Protection: A quick guide provides brief overview of key information from national legislation and guidance as well as highlighting additional signs to be aware of during the pandemic in one place. We aim to update the guide in line with current advice and as new material becomes available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guide draws from our adult support and protection app which was designed to use with organisational and local policies and procedures. The guide is not a replacement for local adult support and protection training which may be available.

It is now more important than ever that we are alert and looking for potential signs and indicators of harm as a result of the pandemic.

Everyone working in the social service workforce has a responsibility to contribute to protecting adults at risk of harm.

The guide is one of a range of resources we have been developing with other partners to support the workforce during the pandemic.

Read the COVID-19 and Adult Support and Protection: A quick guide here

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council