Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 Coronavirus - Protect yourself and others

Coronavirus – Information and advice

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Surrey County Council Comms 20 October 2020

    A Message from Simon Turpitt, SSAB Independent Chair

      Useful Links/ Information:

      Safeguarding Adults:

      ADASS – Safeguarding people in ‘closed’ environments

      Department of Health and Social Care – Sudden Referral Form
      Sudden is a free service for bereaved people protecting their emotional and physical wellbeing from day one, and for the first ten weeks, at a time of shock and loss in cases when someone has died suddenly or too soon.

      Looking after people who lack mental capacity

      SCIE – COVID-19 advice and best practice

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

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

      SCIE – Impact of easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on Domestic Violence and Abuse (published July 2020)

      SCIE – Delivery safe, face to face adult day care

      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 updated

      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

      SCIE: Best Interest Decisions: A COVID-19 quick guide

      SCIE: COVID-19 resources and best practice hub for Social Workers

      SCIE: Commissioning and COVID-19 – advice for Social Care

      SCIE: Advice for Social Care (updated)

      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:

      Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - Domestic Abuse information guide Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - Financial Abuse Information guide  Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - Making Decisions information guide Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - Neglect Information guide Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - Reporting Abuse information guide  Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - Scams Information guide

      Please email SSAB at if you wish to use any of the social media comms listed above, and these will be forwarded to you.