- 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
- Based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, the Children’s Commissioner has 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.
- ‘#Coping: ‘Family life during the lockdown’ is an easy-read guide featuring information from national agencies and local organisations. It’s been produced by a range of partners including the local NHS, local authorities and the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.
- As coronavirus puts extra pressure on families, Action for Children is offering more parent support, online here.
- Family Lives offers helpful tips and advice for coping emotionally and practically.
- The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust is providing grants for parents working in related sectors and who have been financially affected by coronavirus.
- The Government has produced guidance for parents and carers on supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
- The Home Office has 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
- There’s useful information here on managing life during the outbreak, from Home Start.
- NSPCC has information about keeping children safe online, guidance on how to have difficult conversations with children and other useful information on their website.
- PACT produces weekly newsletters with lots of resources and articles to support parents.
For parents of children with special educational needs
- 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
- Dingley’s Promise, a charity for families and children under 5s with additional needs and disabilities, is offering various ways to support local families.