Safeguarding children and adults is as critical during COVID as it is statutory at other times.
For more information please refer to the following links:


Staff across the health and care sector are advised to:

  1. Download the free NHS Safeguarding App, which has local safeguarding contacts
  2. Follow #COVIDSafeguarding via @NHSsafeguarding who will be posting daily updates and key messages
  3. Join our COVID Safeguarding digital community of practice via


Key questions for professionally curious staff:

  • What would you do if COVID19 wasn’t here?
  • Who do you need to connect with to make good practice happen during COVID19?
  • Trigger questions for "pressure-cooker" homes:
    • - How are things at home?
    • - Is everything really okay at home?
    • - Do you feel safe at home?
    • - Do you know that (various services and trusted peer groups) are contactable?