The AEP conducted a survey in April 2020 - looking at how EP services are responding to Covid-19. The results suggested that most AEP members working within services are continuing to carry out much of their usual work, albeit remotely, and are using their skills, knowledge and commitment to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances. This is not, however, without its challenges, and questions have been raised about a number of issues, including how to ensure safety, maintain data security, uphold professional standards and use technology appropriately.
In response to this, the AEP have produced guidance for members on working remotely with children, young people and their families, focusing on staying safe while working remotely, maintaining data security, upholding professional standards and using technology.
The guidance can be accessed here, as well as on our general Covid-19 resources page.