Coronavirus (COVID-19) sector resources

National and international resources for social services practitioners
Published on 24 Mar 2020


This page provides Scottish, UK-wide and international resources that will support social services practitioners and employers. These resources includes guides and articles to keep you informed and help you manage through the Coronavirus crisis. 

Scottish resources


The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published information for social service workers and employers, as well as guidance to help social workers respond to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Care Inspectorate guidance for services.

COSLA information for councils. 

Health Protection Scotland information.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) educational and induction resources for health and social care staff.

Scottish Care information on Coronavirus. 

Scottish Government digital wellbeing hub for health and social care.

Social Work Scotland updates, including guidance specific to children and families, adults and justice. 

Third Sector Lab - COVID-19: Digital service delivery for charities

Advice for health and social care staff on communication for people with sensory loss during the COVID-19


Blogs from Donald Macaskill and others at Scottish Care. 

A frontline care worker's story on Covid-19

Reviewing the youth justice practice implications of Coronavirus, Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ)

Social work education in a pandemic by Ariane Critchley, Lecturer in Social Work at Edinburgh Napier University.

Student perspectives on the impact of Covid-19 by Eoin Hurley and Chloe Marr, social work students at Edinburgh Napier University.


Alliance Live - with guests from across health and social care discussing COVID-19 related issues. - COVID-19 related episodes.

UK-wide resources


British Association of Social Work (BASW) Covid-19 guidance

British Geriatrics Society guidance

Social Care Online (Scie) Coronavirus guidance.


Social care: a user's story blog by Dr Ossie Stuart, academic, researcher and equalities consultant.

International resources


European Social Network Coronavirus information.

International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Covid-19 updates.


Guidelines for social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. By Professor Lena Dominelli, University of Stirling and IASSW.

Social work during a health pandemic. By Professor Lena Dominelli, University of Stirling and IASSW.

Upholding ethical behaviour and human rights during Covid-19. By Professor Lena Dominelli, University of Stirling and IASSW.