For up-to-date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), including guidance on health and wellbeing, work and financial support, and education and childcare, visit the UK Government GOV.UK website.
We know that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing the way we live our lives and interact with each other. Despite this, safeguarding remains as much a priority as ever.
Therefore, if you are concerned about an adult with care and support needs, who is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect, you should continue to raise your concerns using the online form on the West Sussex County Council website.
For more information about Coronavirus, and support available, visit the websites listed below.
For information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, accessing medical help, and people considered to be at an increased risk from Coronavirus, visit the NHS website.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) have a dedicated webpage for information about how they are responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and how their services are affected. This includes their report on Changes to the Care Act 2014 on the provision of adult social care.
Visit their website for more information, and for links to updates from the District and Borough Councils.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is co-ordinating a Community Hub, to support the most vulnerable people in West Sussex. Through the Community Hub you can request support for yourself, or someone you know, or volunteer your time. Support could include facilitating access to food or medicine.
For Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for councils and care providers, including information about infection control and safeguarding adults during the Coronavirus crisis, visit the SCIE website.
For Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for clinicians and NHS managers, including community-based health, social care, mental health trusts and ambulance services, visit the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.