Category: Covid-19

  • DfE Guidance on school attendance

    The Guidance from the Department for Education in England defines vulnerable children as those with a social worker. These children will be able to continue to attend the following: registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders) local-authority-maintained schools and academies (both mainstream and special) all alternative provision including pupil referral units non-maintained special schools independent […]

  • Rise tips email

    Here’s the first newsletter from Rise magazine about Covid-19. Topic covered include Legal representation in NYC Visiting by Video or Phone Resources for Families under stress and much more

  • Coronavirus puts vulnerable UK children at greater risk, campaigners warn

    Louise Tickle in The Guardian raises a number of issues for parents and children in the child protection system raised by the response to coronavirus. She starts by stating that: “Care-leavers across the country are already repeatedly failed by the state. This pandemic will only make their situation more precarious, campaigners warn. It’s not just those […]

  • TPPF, Coalition Makes 9 Recommendations for Families During COVID-19 to Texas DFPS

    A group of more than one dozen family rights activists submitted a letter to the commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services with nine recommendations for protecting the rights of parents and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Creates Deep Uncertainty in NYC’s Child-Welfare System

    New York has been hit hard by COVID-19 and parents involved in the child protection system are badly affected. Rachel Blustain describes how, as the US struggles to catch up with the ever-growing Coronavirus crisis, child-welfare systems are racing to find their own solutions to wrenching ethical and practical dilemmas over how to safeguard the psychological well-being of children in foster care and the rights of families while protecting the physical health of children, parents, foster parents, staff and the community at large.