• Introduction

    Not published to students

    This suite of resources has been compiled to support social services workers, volunteers and carers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Core Learning Guidance

    We’ve produced guidance in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland which provides useful resources and links to support employers with training for redeployed workers, temporary workers and volunteers. The guidance is a national resource which will support the frontline workforce in health and social care. It will support safe practice when addressing the needs of vulnerable people receiving care services.

    Worker wellbeing

    This webpage gives you advice and guidance to help you look after your own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of others.

    Social Work Guidance

    Specific information aimed at social workers, to be used alongside local guidance, policies and procedures.

    Death, dying and bereavement

    Information to support you deliver compassionate, person-centred palliative and end of life care.

    Working from home

    During the current COVID-19 health crisis, we are being encouraged to work from home if possible. For many of us, this will be the first time we've had to do this, so we've put together a short guide to help you get the most out of this experience, while being mindful of your own wellbeing.

    Adult Support and Protection

    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and self-isolation, some people will be at greater risk of harm. As a social service worker, you have a legal and moral duty to make sure the adults you work with are safe and protected. Adult protection is everyone’s responsibility.

    Infection Control

    This guide highlights essential practical actions to support good infection control practice during COVID-19, particularly hand and cough hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Acute Care

    This guidance highlights the essential skills and actions to respond to and care for people, living in care homes or their own home, who have acute care needs due to COVID-19.