We have drawn together information on the use of remote hearings in court systems around the world (where information on the use of such systems is publicly available), to create the snapshot below. The information in this snapshot is valid as of April 2020.
During the crisis, renewed focus has been placed on children who aren’t living with either one or both parents, as well as those described as ‘vulnerable children’.
View our snapshot about the children most likely to be impacted by lockdown across England and Wales. The information in this snapshot is valid as of April 2020.
Quarantine and social distancing measures have a profound impact on normal social work functions, while at the same time families with children are coming under extraordinary pressure.
The UK Government’s Coronavirus Act 2020 aims to boost capacity in the system through the emergency registration of social workers – recruiting previously registered, retired and student social workers to the workforce.
Our analysis looks at the numbers of professional social workers with the potential to join or rejoin the sector. The information in this snapshot is valid as of April 2020.
During the first lockdown, older people and those with health problems were warned to self-isolate to avoid catching the virus. Children, on the other hand, are believed to be less seriously affected but may play a major role in spreading the virus.
In these circumstances, many grandparents across the UK who are primary or critical caretakers for their grandchildren face a dilemma: caring for themselves is at odds with caring for the children in their care. The information in this snapshot is valid as of April 2020.