Guides and Information
The Wired Carers Support Group have produced a great e-newsletter giving information about a Carers' Grant, along with lots of other useful information to help carers cope during the pandemic.
Andrew Whitehouse is offering a free workshop for parents on Friday 15th May. It is called 'Meeting Sensory Needs During Lockdown. We have used Andrew for whole school training and would recommend his Workshop.
Ofqual - have published a letter to students, providing reassurance and giving details about how exam grades will be determined.
The Proud Trust has created an LGBT+ Youth Work Network to support the LGBT+ community, offering events and support.
TheHappinessTrap.com - have released an eBook of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Is your child spending too much time online? - Here are some tips to keep them safe.
Merseyside Police Digital Support - have put together a document that contains simple top tips that parents and guardians can follow to help keep their child safe online. There is also a list of useful resources that can be accessed via the links, which will direct parents/guardians to a range of activity packs that they can complete during home learning.
WHO infographic - Helping children cope with stress
COVID4Kids - Explaining COVID-19 to children and SEND young people
Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing
The National Autistic Society's latest guidance on Coronavirus can be found here.
Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
Carers UK - Guidance for carers
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
The Autism Educator - The Coronavirus Factfile
Heads Together - have published a free toolkit with resources and tips to help address anxiety arising from these challenging times. The toolkit includes a booklet to support schools, videos to provide practical guidance and tips to schools, parents and carers about coronavirus (COVID-19) and mental health, activities to ease anxiety that can be done at school or at home and other helpful advice, helplines and resources for adults and children.
A Social Story - Pandemics and the Coronavirus
Childline - information for children and young people, includes information about: what coronavirus is; where children and young people can find help if they are worried; coping if they are staying at home; and what to do if they are feeling unwell.
Dealing with the current Covid-19 crisis - a useful guide to coping with siblings while everyone is at home together.