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tri.x resources  
Autism Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Cancer Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Dementia Practice Guidance  27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Parkinson's Disease Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Practice Guidance 13/03/2018 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Practice Guidance 13/03/2018 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Stroke Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
External resources  
Working with Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss 14/05/2018
Care and Support for Deafblind Children and Adult Policy Guidance 27/08/2019
Good Practice Guidance on Working with Parents with a Learning Disability 15/05/2018
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Guidelines for Social Workers in England 04/07/2018
Schizophrenia: The Facts 08/08/2019
tri.x resources  
Allocation Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Contact or Referral Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Responding to a Review Request 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Team Suitability Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
tri.x resources  
Advocacy Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Care and Support Plan Sign Off Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Ordinary Residence Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Urgent or Interim Support Decision Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
External resources (ordinary residence)  
Ordinary Residence Guidance (LGA and ADASS) 16/08/2018
tri.x resources  
Action Planning Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Balance Sheet for Risks and Benefits 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Wellbeing Domains 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
tri.x resources  
Review Conversation Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding Needs Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding Wellbeing Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding You Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
External resources  
Six Tips to Help You Have Difficult Conversations 13/02/2019
Evidence for Strengths Based and Asset Based Outcomes: A Quick Guide for Social Workers 07/08/2019
tri.x resources  
CareCubed Aide Memoire 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
External Resources (hospital discharge)  
Transition between Inpatient Hospital Settings and Community or Care Home Settings for Adults with Social Care Needs (NICE) 23/03/2020
Discharge to Assess Quick Guide (NHS England) 23/03/2020
High Impact Change Model (LGA) 23/03/2020
External resources (appointeeship)  
BF56 NEW 11/10/2017
External resources (Learning Disability)  
Person Centred Future Planning: A Quick Guide for Practitioners Supporting People Growing Older with Learning Disabilities 07/08/2019
External resources (mental health)  
Mental Health Code of Practice 11/10/2017
Refocusing the Care Programme Approach 11/10/2017
External resources (Occupational Therapy)  
Legal Framework for Equipment Provision Guidelines 30/05/2018
External resources (transition)  
Building Independence through Planning for Transition 11/10/2017
Preparing for Adulthood: The Role of the Social Worker 01/08/2019
COVID-19: our action plan for adult social care Policy Paper
Coronavirus Act 2020 and easements of the Care Act  
Coronavirus Act 2020  Legislation
Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities  Government guidance 
Care Act 2014 (COVID-19) tri.x resource   tri.x resource 
tri.x Resource Coronavirus (COVID-19) tri.x resource-implications for procedures 
BASW Adult Social Work Group Position Statement BASW position statement
Data Protection and Information Sharing  
Information Commissioners Office: Guidance for organisations working form home ICO guidance
Health, social care organisations and Coronavirus: what you need to know ICO guidance
Information Commissioner's Office: Data protection and coronavirus information hub  ICO online information hub 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification to organisations to share information   Government guidance 
Administrative Practices   
Good administrative practice during the response to Covid-19  LGO guidance 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): informing the DHSC of the death of a worker in social care Government guidance
Ethical Frameworks   
Ethical Framework for Adult Social Care  Government guidance 
COVID 19: ethical guidance for social workers  BASW guidance 
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty  
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Government guidance 
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis  SCIE resource 
Working with the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic CQC guidance for regulated providers
NHS and social care staff: check if a COVID-19 patient has an attorney or deputy Government guidance and REVISED PROCESS DURING COVID-19
Being a deputy or attorney during the coronavirus outbreak Government guidance
Social Distancing and Shielding  
Staying Alert and Safe (social distancing) Government guidance 
Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 Government guidance
Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection  Government guidance 
Supporting people who are isolated or vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance and resources from SCIE
Arranging volunteer help for people shielding or self isolating Link to NHS volunteer responders website
Staying Safe and well  
Health and safety advice for social workers  Guidance from the SWU endorsed by BASW 
Cleaning of non-healthcare settings Government guidance
COVID-19 personal protective equipment Government guidance
Recommended PPE for primary, outpatient, community and social care by setting, NHS and independent sector Government guidance
Additional considerations, in addition to standard infection control precautions Government guidance
Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers Guidance from Community Care Inform
Self-care for social workers during Covid-19 BASW Quick Guide
Supporting self: a tool with easy tips to remember in difficult situations Skills for Care tool
Practical ideas to manage anxieties, worry and stress Social Workers Union (SWU)
Virtual assessments and home visits   
Professional practice guidance for home visits during COVID-19 pandemic  BASW guidance 
Digital Capabilities for Social Workers: Ethical Considerations  BASW guidance 
Guidance for virtual assessments  Guidance from TSF 
Face to Face Visit Checklist During Covid-19 BASW checklist
Safeguarding  
Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance from SCIE
Guidance for Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19 BASW guidance 
Safeguarding adults in placements BASW addendum to 'Guidance for Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19'
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Domestic violence and abuse: Safeguarding during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance from SCIE
Inappropriate use of sedative medicines to enforce social distancing guidelines CQC guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of modern slavery Government guidance
Provider Services  
All settings  
Skills for Care Support for Registered Managers Link to Skills For Care dedicated support webpage
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: information for providers CQC information and guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection control for care providers Guidance from SCIE
Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients to home settings (incl residential) Government guidance
RIDDOR reporting of Covid-19 HSE guidance
Working with the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic CQC guidance
COVID-19 medicines information for adult social care providers  CQC guidance
Medicine support care plans-making adjustments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic CQC guidance
Medicines disposal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic CQC guidance
Inappropriate use of sedative medicines to enforce social distancing guidelines CQC guidance
Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief Resources from CRUSE
Provision specific  
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults Government guidance
COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
COVID-19 information and resources from The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Resources for practitioners, providers and families
Coronavirus: (COVID-19) admission and care of people in care homes Government guidance
How to work safely in care homes Government guidance
COVID-19: putting on and removing PPE-a guide for care homes Government guidance video
Running a medicines re-use scheme in a care home or hospice setting Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Provision of home care Government guidance
COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care (PPE resource) Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators Government guidance
Informal Carers  
Coronavirus: How to help safely Government guidance
Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family Government guidance
COVID-19 help and advice for informal carers Guidance from Carers UK
COVID-19 and dementia Guidance from the Alzheimer's Society
COVID-19 guidance for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children Guidance from SCIE
COVID-19 information and resources from The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Resources for practitioners, providers and families
Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19 Guidance from the Chair of the MCA Forum
Personal Assistants  
Information for local authorities, NHS and support organisations Skills for Care guidance
Covid-19: Individual employer Skills for Care guidance
Covid 19: personal assistants Skills for Care guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults Government guidance
COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
Direct Payments   
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments  Government guidance
Shared Lives  
COVID-19 guidance for Shared Lives carers and schemes Guidance from Shared Lives Plus
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults Government guidance
COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
Occupational Therapy  
Royal College of Occupational Therapy Coronavirus (COVID-19) RCOT dedicated Coronavirus page
Hospital Discharge Teams  
Professional practice guidance for hospital social work with adults during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Visitor guidance NHS England guidance
Reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the hospital setting Government guidance
Guidance on supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  NHS England guidance
COVID-19: infection prevention and control Government guidance
COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements NHS England Guidance
Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients to home settings (incl residential) Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes Government guidance
Guide to palliative care and Coronavirus NHS England guidance
Educational Settings  
COVID-19: guidance for education settings Government guidance
Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision Government guidance
Action for schools during the coronavirus outbreak Government guidance
Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings Government guidance
Stay alert and safe: social distancing guidance for young people Government guidance
Mental Health Teams  
Supporting patients of all ages who are unwell with coronavirus (COVID-19) in mental health, learning disability, autism, dementia and specialist inpatient facilities NHS England guidance
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
BASW Mental Health Group position statement on the impact of COVID-19  BASW position statement
Information and support for Approved Mental Health Professionals, AMHP Leads and PSW's on the role of the AMHP during the Covid-19 Pandemic BASW guidance
Covid-19: It's effects on mental health services Guidance from Weightmans Legal
Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19 Guidance from the NAPICU
COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs and alcohol Government guidance
Alcohol Change UK: Coronavirus information and advice hub   
Learning Disability Teams  
COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
COVID-19 information and resources from The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Resources for practitioners, providers and families
End of Life  
End of Life social work during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief Resources from CRUSE
NRPF  
Supporting people with no recourse to public funds during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic Guidance from the NRPF Network
Homelessness  
Guidance for hostel or day centre providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping Government guidance
COVID-19: hotel accommodation to support key workers and vulnerable people Government guidance
Prisons  
Prisons and other prescribed places of detention guidance Government guidance
Court of Protection  
Telephone and video hearings during coronavirus outbreak Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of Public Guardian response Government guidance
Commissioning  
Social care provider resilience during Covid-19: guidance for commissioners ADASS/LGA and CPA shared guidance
COVID-19: Information for council adult social care commissioners LGA guidance (LGA login required)