Members and all professionals working with disabled children and young people may find the following resources useful regarding Covid-19. 

BACD has worked in partnership with Together for Short Lives, RCPCH, and the CoLab Partnership to develop some top tips for dealing with Coronavirus for professionals caring for children and young people with medical complexity or a life-limiting condition.

Coronavirus: Top Tips for Professionals

BACCH resources for professionals working in the community child health setting

Resources for families with children and young people with learning disabilities

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

This guidance is for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, including children. It’s also for their family, friends and carers. The link below gives the Guidance, an Easy-Read version, as well as translated versions.

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

Resources for Professionals 


Resources for communicating with children and young people and their families

Parents Jodie and Warren ask BACD Chair Dr Toni Wolff, Dr Mary Salama and Dr Nicki Murdock questions from families with a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Comprehensive resources to share with parent carers and children & young people

Ten ways to keep your child with complex health needs safe
A short wordless story to help people to understand what to do if they have Coronavirus

Easy Read document based on the ‘Advice on coronavirus for places of education’ from Public Health England

Well being and self care resources

Doctors’ wellbeing: self care during the covid-19 pandemic
Tips for dealing with extraordinary situations such as COVID-19
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