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Early Covid-19 Information

There has been a lot of information from different groups working hard during this pandemic. On this page we have collated an archive of resources from other organisations, national guidance and other information on Covid-19 from early on in the pandemic. For new information please see our other pages below.

 

To see the CBF Covid-19 resources check here

To see what NHS and Government are doing check here.

To see latest news relating to Covid-19 and learning disabilities check here.

To see what other organisations are doing check here

 

Resources from Other Organisations 

Your rights and campaigns 

The Coronavirus Bill- Schedule 11

Lawyers raise serious concerns about current drafting of the emergency Coronavirus Bill. This sets out some initial ideas to amend Schedule 11 of the bill to avoid a wholesale removal of duties to provide adult social care.See further information here.

Special Needs Jungle

Steve Broach, Public Law Barrister explains the Coronavirus Bill’s implications for disabled children in this video for Special Needs Jungle.

LDE Letter to the Prime Minister

Learning Disability England have written to the Prime Minister and Health and Social Care Secretary telling them why they are worried about the emergency changes, see here.

Dimensions’ Call for Thorough Legislature 

Support provider Dimensions set out their concerns about the bill here.

Write to your MP Campaign

There is a campaign from Living Life to the Fullest encouraging people to write to their MP about the bill, for more information see here.

CQC

This is a blog about “Protecting people’s safety, equality and rights during the COVID-19 outbreak”, see here

Government Plan to Provide Covid-19 Testing for Staff in Social Care Settings

The Government has announced plans to provide more Covid-19 testing for staff in social care settings saying there will be one ‘for everyone who needs one’. We are seeking clarity around whether this is also for staff in community social care settings. The Government’s announcement is available here.

 

Coronavirus and SEND Law

E-book from Special Needs Jungle

 

 

 

National Guidance 

Children 

DfE/DHSC MINISTERIAL LETTER TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SEND, THEIR FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM

 

 

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