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Diana Margot Rosenthal, Marcella Ucci, Michelle Heys, Andrew Hayward, Monica Lakhanpaul - The Lancet,

This comment from the Lancet explores the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on children in temporary accommodation in the UK.

Scottish Government,

This guidance is for Chief Officers, professional leaders in children’s services and child protection committees, who should ensure it is taken account of within local partnerships.

Public Health England,

This advice from Public Health England is to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Rachel Flint - BBC News,

This article from BBC News shares the story of one family from Pakistan who came to the UK to seek medical treatment for one of their children, leaving their eldest son behind with his grandmother in Pakistan. The grandmother later became ill and placed the boy in an orphanage where he is now "stuck" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK Department for Education and Department for Public Health England,

This guidance from the UK Department for Education and the Department for Public Health England answers some key questions regarding meeting the needs of vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis, including children in care and children with a child protection plan.

Health Protection Scotland,

This guidance from Health Protection Scotland is to support those working in social or community care and residential settings (residential children’s homes, including secure children’s homes) to give advice to their staff and users of their services about COVID-19.

Tony Kirby - The Lancet,

This brief article from the Lancet reviews the UK's response to the needs of people living in homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis.

Family Rights Group,

This guide aims to help parents and families of children who are looked after in the care system during the Coronavirus outbreak.

UK Department for Education,

This statistical release provides national and local authority (LA) level information on the outcomes for children who have been looked after continuously for at least 12 months at 31 March 2019, by local authorities in England.

Jennifer E Simpson - Adoption & Fostering,

This article contributes to the growing area of research appertaining to the use of mobile communication devices and the internet by children in care in order to maintain contact with family and friends. It is based on a triadic method of semi-structured interviews with 12 young people and their foster carers and social work practitioners.