Coronavirus - ADVICE and INFORMATION
Sheffield City Council website
Visit the Sheffield City Council's Coronvirus Hub
Social Care Institute of Excellence
Please click the link to find lots of interesting resources.
COVID-19 resource hub for social care | SCIE
NHS Face covering information
Face Covering Advice
Mask exemption cards Face covering exemption cards
COVID-19 Safeguarding Arrangements
During this difficult time partners across the Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership are working to their contingency plans to ensure that resources are focused on the most vulnerable. The Partnership urges everyone to follow the appropriate local and national guidance. Please remember that individual, professional and agency responsibilities to protect those at risk still continue, and we should all be acting with their best interests uppermost. It is important that everyone remembers that safeguarding can only be effective where there are strong and open links between individual practitioners and agencies, and that good and prompt communication, and the sharing of relevant information, will help ensure that people remain safe, especially at this time.
All of our face to face safeguarding adult training has now been cancelled until further notice.
- If it is an emergency and you think that an adult may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.
- If you need to contact the Sheffield First Contact to make a safeguarding referral about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect, please telephone 0114 2734908.
It is important to use official sources of information for updates and advice.
Information from the NHS - www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Advice and updates from the Government, including stay at home advice and guidance for employers, employees and businesses - www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Here is a leaflet giving you tips on how to keep safe when self isolating. It also has useful contact details.
Coronavirus - keeping safe
Coronavirus - Here is an easy read version all about it.
Safeguarding information for volunteers
Waltham Forest Council has produced a short video for volunteers who are working anywhere to support their local residents. The video is to raise awareness with volunteers of safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults, and tell them what to do if they see something that does not feel right. The message is: if you see something, say something.
There is also a poster that backs up this message as well as a leaflet with further information
Guidance for supporting those with hearing and sight impairments Guide 1Guide 2
Many self-isolating over 70’s may be further impacted by their deteriorating hearing and sight. Here are a series of guides and a COVID-19 information from the Centre for Independent Living, advice and resources web page to help everyone understand what some of the issues might be and some potential solutions when needing to communicate with this group of vulnerable people in the community.
Dementia UK advice follow the link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-supporting-person-dementia-home#content-start
Supporting Roma Community
Roma Community Advice
Learning difficulties or Autism materials to help understand Coronavirus
People with a learning disability or autism may have more difficulty understanding the changes to their life and community. These You tube videos help to explain why there are so many changes to ordinary life, and that the changes are temporary. The changes may include why people are not visiting, why support staff might be wearing masks, gloves and aprons, and why people cannot go out to the usual places.
Explaining coronavirus for people with learning disabilities (YouTube video)
Explaining social distancing for people with learning disabilities (YouTube video)
This online resource has an array of ideas for supporting people living with dementia during lockdown, both in the community & residential care settings. There is also a link where you can submit your own ideas to share best practice with others.
Safeguarding People in Closed Environments
With many establishments having closed door polices or restricted visiting to manage the spread of Covid-19 it is more important than ever that all professionals are vigilant. This tool from ADASS pulls together evidence on what to look out for when reviewing placements or closed environments and is aimed at Managers and front line workers.