Nagalro seeks guidance specifically for ISWs on how to work safely during the pandemic
On 3 April 2020 Nagalro wrote to the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, asking for guidance specifically for Independent Social Workers on how to balance honouring their obligations to the courts and work within restrictions to protect and prevent the spread of Covid-19. The challenges faced by ISWs may lead to delays and so impact on the courts' ability to conlude children's cases in a timely manner. To date, Independent Social Workers are not included in any Guidance. We very much hope for a response from the President and in the meantime Nagalro has advised Independent Social Workers to inform the instructing solicitors and the courts of any difficulties they are facing.