COVID-19 Recovery

This page will provide a constantly updated resource for those working in London's local authorities. You are welcome to contact Administrator@LIIA.London if you have documents to share, particualrly around 'recovery'.

If you experience any issues with links not working, please contact us and we will endeavour to amend as soon as possible.

You will find useful links from the London region and its authorities, other regions and our national partners below. We have collated a set of resources from national government in the 'Useful COVID-19 resources' box opposite.

We have divided the sections below into:

  • Useful links from national partners
  • Examples of guidance about how to work with children and families and social distancing, inlcuding a set of PPE Guidance notes for 18 different roles
  • Safeguarding advice
  • Education and SEND

And finally, from our colleagues in West Midlands, an aggregated list of governmental and other agency guidance with specific interest to Children's Services/ Local Government.

Useful links from national partners      


Guidance and resources from LGA and our key partners, including latest official Government information relevant to local government.

LGA C-19 page

Guidance and resources for children’s services, including an aggregated list of all relevant guidance

ADCS C-19 page

Guidance for health professionals, other organisations as well as the public, including sampling and diagnostics guidance and forms.

UK C-19 Collection of C-19 guidance pages

Ofsted rolling updated page - guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills providers.

Ofsted C-19 news

Cafcass COVID-19 Guidance for children and families

Cafcass C-19 Guidance

Social Work England's C-19 page

 Social Work England C-19

Examples of guidance about how to work with children and families and social distancing

Collection of 18 Guidance notes for use of PPE by role from London Councils.

Here is an animation Kent CC Virtual School apprentices made for Looked After Children returning to school - feel free to use.

Covid19 Guidance for Schools (from Lambeth) - with Easy Read version.

Covid 19 Guidance for Social workers (from Croydon)

Safeguarding advice

Message to social workers in relation to undertaking core activities (LB Tower Hamlets)

Responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care

Safeguarding page on LGfL Coronavirus site

Parents and online safeguarding resources, including a simple poster.

SEGfL distance learning resources, including issues around Safeguarding

Education and SEND

Guidance on homeworking and remote learning


Here is the joint ministerial letter re EHC plan temporary Guidance to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers, with an accompanying presentation.  (Guidance document opposite).

 Please find attached here an open letter to children and young people with SEND, their parents, families and others who support them from Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.

CDC has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collate resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with SEND. They are designed to be used by professionals, practitioners, parent carers and families of children and young people with SEND. Answers are contributed by DfE and NHSEIssue 1 is here.