Children, young people and families

Coronavirus (COVID-19): children, young people and families

We continue to update the guidance on managing direct payments during the pandemic.

This is for those who:

  • manage their own direct payments
  • have support from Purple, the company we currently use, to manage their direct payments
  • manage direct payments on behalf of someone else

Read the Covid-19: direct payments for children frequently asked questions (PDF, 352.14kB).

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