Safeguarding and vulnerable groups

Advice on safeguarding vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, including shielding those in high-risk groups. 


A document providing practical tips for safeguarding children, families and vulnerable adults during this period. Written by Dr Joy Shacklock, RCGP Safeguarding Clinical Champion.

Last updated: 27/03/20

Vulnerable groups

This module will be updated if there are new announcements on shielding and should be read in conjunction with any local information about added restrictions in your area.

Last updated: 16/09/21

This short module suggests interventions on how to mitigate the impact of loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Last reviewed: 02/04/21

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Last modified: Thursday, 16 September 2021, 9:39 AM