Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Please find below some resources that may be helpful for parent carers of children and young people with SEND or children and young people themselves.


• National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx 


• Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf


• Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/ 


• Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/ 


• Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19


• Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables


• Amaze - information pack for parents: https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/


• Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education.  https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/53192/advice-on-the-coronavirus-v1.pdf


FAQs: Covid-19 – rights and benefits during pregnancy and maternity leave: https://maternityaction.org.uk/covidmaternityfaqs/


How to survive working from home with your children

We’re all having to work differently in the wake of the current crisis. What’s more, many of us are needing to deliver in the constant company of our children. A tough challenge indeed.

However, there’s never been more entertainment on offer for children at home, so don’t despair.

Here’s a small selection to keep the kids happily occupied and allow you to keep calm and carry on working.

Every house has a small (or large) budding Strictly Come Dancing contestant. So let them ‘keep dancing’ along with Oti Mabuse. Oti has youtube dance classes, weekdays at 11.30am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btxws8qvYAA

No need to worry about keeping kids (and you) in shape when they can’t get to the park. Fitness guru Joe Wicks has it covered. Check out his classes on youtube, weekdays at 9am. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

The links below also have great tips.

https://www.workingmums.co.uk/activity-ideas-for-kids-during-self-isolation/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

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