For more details on the Government announcement on lockdown visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Financial support for the self-employed

For more information on the Government announcement on financial support for the self-employed, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-gives-support-to-millions-of-self-employed-individuals

Government updated guidance on DBS and Safeguarding

The Government have published FAQs on safeguarding and DBS for organisations that are setting up in response to Covid-19 and individuals that want to volunteer in a new role responding to Covid-19. Read them here.

DBS have made changes to the ID checking guidance during this period. Read the changes in full here.

OSCB temporary guidance on mandatory safeguarding training

OSCB have published temporary guidance on mandatory safeguarding training following the suspension of all face-to-face delivery during the Covid-19 period. “Despite the current national situation, and the temporary postponement of face to face local training, the core safeguarding courses (Generalist, Advanced and Designated Safeguarding Lead) remain a mandatory requirement.” Read the full policy here.

CEOP help-sheets for being safe online

CEOP have published help-sheets with tips for keeping children and young people safe online at home: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/our-views/parents-helpsheets/

Advice for keeping fundraising going during Covid-19

Blackbaud have published an e-book with tools for maintaining fundraising activity during Covid-19. Download here.

Advice for maintaining youth work during Covid-19

For ongoing advice and guidance on maintaining youth work during this period make sure that you visit www.youthworksupport.co.uk

Oxfordshire Youth resources

Oxfordshire Youth are publishing resources that can be used to engage young people online or at home. Our latest “Can a problem create an opportunity” can be accessed here.

Oxfordshire All In

Oxfordshire All In offers a coordinated gateway for support for communities seeking to respond to need arising from Covid -19. If you or your community are setting up or adapting practice in response please ensure that you are connected. Visit the Oxfordshire All In website to find out more

All information correct by 10:00 27th March 2020