Alternative Care and COVID-19

This section includes resources and tools related to alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Care Leavers Network Partners,

A group of young people with care experience came together on a webinar on June 6, 2020 and developed this set of commitments and recommendations specific to the issues affecting children and youth from alternative care settings globally.

American Academy of Pediatrics,

This guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed to support the continuation and improvement of efforts to ensure a stable home and caregiver for children in the child welfare system - which are important to nurturing their development and preventing trauma that can affect a child across the lifespan - so that all children and families may flourish.

Andrew Jolly - International Social Work,

Much has been written about the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in care homes in Europe and North America, with claims that the high mortality rate has been worsened by the policy decisions taken by governments. This essay argues that the concept of statutory neglect is a useful framework for understanding situations where neglect results from law or policy rather than the lack of action by an individual caregiver.

Warren Hilton, Susan Mangold, Nicole Generose, Joanna Suriel - Student Affairs Today,

This brief article from Student Affairs Today highlights some of the lessons learned by student affairs professionals regarding foster care support programs at higher education institutions in the United States in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Patricia Fronek & Karen Smith Rotabi - International Social Work,

This short report calls attention to heightened risks, and raises awareness, for practitioners in the fields of intercountry adoption and international surrogacy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and asserts the need for caution.

Better Care Network and Consortium for Street Children,

In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.

Mary Baginsky and Jill Manthorpe - NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, The Policy Institute, King’s College London,

This research set out to capture the ways in which adaptations were made by UK local authorities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is based on the experiences of 15 local authority children’s social care (CSC) departments that volunteered to participate in the research and whose views were captured between late May and early June 2020.

The Fostering Network,

This report from the Fostering Network presents findings from a rapid response survey for foster carers and fostering services across the UK that sought to understand fostered children’s experiences of education during the pandemic.

Justin Rogers, Mark Furnival, Rebecca Wright, Steve Stockley and Ian Thomas - Martin James Foundation,

This brief report explores the impact that Covid-19 has had on fostering households in the United Kingdom.

Child's i Foundation,

This report from Child's i Foundation provides an overview of the organisation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda.