The current lockdown restrictions mean that right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated. This means that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access.
The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other Government departments, have produced information for those who are still operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. The attached poster and leaflet, which can also be found on our website, covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern
Neighbours, volunteers and professionals – like pharmacists, shop and supermarket workers or anyone who might still be interacting with members of the public – can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe, so please share these materials with your networks, and feel free to repurpose and adapt the text as needed.