- Action for Children is offering more parent support, online here.
- ‘#Coping: ‘Family life during the lockdown’ is an easy-read guide featuring information from national agencies and local organisations, including the local NHS and the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.
- Family Lives offers helpful tips and advice for coping emotionally and practically.
- There’s useful information here on managing life during the outbreak, from Home Start.
- The Government produced guidance for parents and carers on supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
- PACT produces weekly newsletters with lots of resources and articles to support parents.
- Reading Voluntary Action has collated resources around storytelling, podcasts and audiobooks, to help soothe and relax children, see this page in their Reading Friends Toolkit
- Qualified teacher and mum of three Emma Bradley has written a blog entitled ‘Home schooling during Covid-19: How one family is doing it’ with plenty of useful tips for parents
- There are various free books to help you talk to your child about coronavirus and give information without fear. These include a nurse Dotty book, Dave the Dog, the Children’s Commissioner’s short guide and Nosy Crow’s and the Gruffalo illustrator, Coronavirus A book for children
- Mindheart produced a short book aimed at under 7 years old, to support and reassure during this time.
- Based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, the Children’s Commissioner launched a digital 5 a day campaign to give easy to follow steps to keep healthy, as our online activity has increased.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command Centre (CEOP) #OnlineSafetyAtHome campaign has resources to prevent all forms of online child abuse. It is aimed at all ages and can be found here.
- NSPCC has information about keeping children safe online, guidance on how to have difficult conversations with children and other useful info on their website.
- The Home Office released an awareness campaign and information on how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse – read this here
- More information on safeguarding and abuse can be found here
For parents of children with special educational needs
- KeepSafe has produced a range of easy-read, visual posters to explain everything from a support bubble to face masks. Here is a selection: Support Bubble, New Rules, How to Stay Safe, Shielding Update, Face Coverings.
- Dingley’s Promise, a charity for families and children under 5s with additional needs and disabilities, is offering various ways to support local families.
- The Government has published various advice and resources to support you and your child at home – see their website.
- This story on JKP‘s website will be useful for discussing and explaining coronavirus.
- Here is a video to support parents with neurodiverse children
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