Supporting children and families during the pandemic: A conversation with NSPCC

Published: 25/03/2021

In this podcast the NSPCC share their experiences of responding to the immediate needs of children and families when the first national lockdown was announced, and what they’ve learned since.

Susannah Bowyer, Assistant Director at Research in Practice, talks to colleagues from the NSPCC about what they’ve learned from supporting children and families during the pandemic.

They share their experiences of responding to the immediate needs of children and families when the first national lockdown was announced, and what they’ve learned since, from providing their services using virtual and digital methods alongside face-to-face work where possible.

Talking points

This podcast looks at:

  • Research the NSPCC has undertaken to understand the impact of the pandemic on the children and families they support, and their frontline practitioners.
  • How the NSPCC responded to meet the immediate needs of children and families at the start of the pandemic, and what they’ve done to adapt the support they provide in the face of constantly changing circumstances.
  • What the NSPCC has learned from delivering services both virtually and using a blended model of virtual and face-to-face support.

Resources mentioned in this podcast

Related resources

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Relationships and effective direct work | Promote and govern excellent practice | Purposeful and effective social work

PCF - Knowledge

COVID 19 Update

Social care practice in the time of COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic we've continued to provide Partners with a range of coordinated online learning activities.
View the resources