Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Coronavirus – Information and advice

    A Message from Simon Turpitt, SSAB Independent Chair

    Adult Safeguarding Executive, Extraordinary Meeting Key Highlights:

    Useful Links/ Information:

    Safeguarding Adults:

    ADASS – Safeguarding people in ‘closed’ environments

    Beyond Words has published three books to help those who find pictures easier to understand then words during the coronavirus outbreak

    Looking after people who lack mental capacity

    Photosymbols have produced a series of easy read coronavirus posters (Updated May 2020)

    Photosymbols have produced a new easy read poster  – Rules for May-June

    Photosymbols have produced a new easy read Domestic Abuse poster

    SCIE – Safeguarding Adults with Dementia (published 28 May 2020)

    SCIE – Domestic Abuse and Violence: Safeguarding during the COVID-19 crisis (updated 22 May 2020)

    Surrey County Council response to COVID-19: Adult Safeguarding Concerns

    Surrey County Council response to COVID-19: Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse

    Surrey County Council: Adult Safeguarding Enquiries relating to Service Provision

    Surrey County Council response to COVID-19: Adult Safeguarding briefing – Financial Abuse

    Surrey Police: Domestic Abuse Safeguarding advice

    Surrey Police: Operation Signature

    A message from Trading Standards

    Age UK

    Friends against Scams

    Staying safe at home

    Social Care:

    COVID-19 Adult Social Care Strategy

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for social care

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

    COVID-19: Supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities

    COVID-19: Court of Protection guidance

    COVID-19: Ethical Briefing

    Rapid Response Guidance Note: COVID-19, Social Distancing and Mental Capacity

    COVID-19: Policy Briefing – COVID-19 Bill – Health and Social Care

    Surrey County Council: COVID-19 Policy Briefing – Care Act 2014 Easements

    SCIE/NICE quick guide: Helping to prevent infection in care homes

    New SCIE Care homes and COVID-19- advice and best practice resources

    SCIE: Q&A Coronavirus (COVID-19): Dementia and care homes

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection control for care providers

    Supporting people who are isolated or vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis


    There is lots of misinformation being shared about coronavirus, the following organisations are providing regular official information and updates both on their websites and via social media.

    Sign up for WhatsApp alerts from GOV.UK – text hi to 07860 064422 to choose to receive alerts on 9 subjects including What is coronavirus? Prevention, Symptoms, Stay at home, Travel, Latest numbers, Mythbusters, Share or More information.

    Royal College of General Practitioners – Covid-19 and Safeguarding

    NHS- Advice for everyone


    SSAB Useful Guides:

    Domestic Abuse

    Financial Abuse

    Making Decisions




    SSAB Social Media Comms:


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