Helpful Links

There are some links here that have been given to us that we are using in school.  Often we can feel anxious and worried and our children can feed off this.  Please have a look at the links below to help you. 

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Why it might not be as scary as it sounds

Information about Coronavirus for children 

A social story for Coronavirus

 

 

Click here to find phone numbers and websites that can give support on this link 

We have had some information delivered to us that may help you at home:  

Books for children who are worried or anxious  
 

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 24 March 2020


The NSPCC Library and Information Service has created a reading list of books for children who are worried or anxious. Our free information service remains open, and can provide reading lists and help you to find information on safeguarding topics. Contact learning@nspcc.org.uk

View the reading list: Books for children who are worried or anxious

 

Children’s charities’ joint statement on Coronavirus 

Source: The Children’s Society
Date: 24 March 2020

Eleven children’s charities, including the NSPCC, have issued a joint statement on the Coronavirus pandemic. The statement welcomes the coming together of politicians, professionals and communities to respond to the crisis. It also points out the need to: keep children and young people safe, particularly those at risk of abuse or neglect and those with special educational needs; protect children and families facing financial insecurity; and support the mental health and wellbeing of all children through the crisis.

Read the joint statementChildren’s charities’ issue joint statement on coronavirus national emergency

 

Coronavirus: Childline counselling

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 27 March 2020

The NSPCC has released figures which show that Childline has delivered 913 counselling sessions to children and young people who were concerned about the Coronavirus during the period 21 January-22 March 2020, of which 597 (65%) of the counselling sessions were with young people who had contacted Childline in the week starting 16 March 2020. The Childline website includes information for children and young people worried about Coronavirus.

Read the news story: Hundreds of children counselled over impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Visit Childline: Coronavirus: information and advice

 

Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus 

Source: NSPCC
Date: 26 March 2020

The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.

Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)

See also on NSPCC Learning 
How to have difficult conversations with children

 

Online safety 

Source: Thinkuknow
Date: 24 March 2020

Thinkuknow has published guidance for parents and carers to support children who may be spending more time online at home while they do their school work and socialise with friends. Suggestions to help parents keep children safe online include: chatting to find out how they use online technology and what it means to them; reminding children to report anything worrying, and how they can do this; and setting up or reviewing parental controls. 

Read the news story: How to support your child at home

See also on NSPCC Learning 
Online safety training

 

Domestic abuse

Source: Community Care
Date: 23 March 2020

Community Care reports that experts have warned that increased isolation caused by the response to Coronavirus risks worsening the level and severity of domestic abuse and reducing social workers’ ability to tackle the issue. Experts point out that, while in lockdown or self-isolation, women and children are likely to be spending concentrated periods of time with perpetrators, potentially escalating the threat of domestic abuse.

Read the news story: Covid-19: increased isolation ‘risks worsening level and severity of domestic abuse’
 
 
Supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety

Source: Emerging Minds
Date: 26 March 2020

Emerging Minds, in collaboration with the University of Reading and the University of Oxford, has published evidence-based advice for parents and carers supporting children and young people with worries about Coronavirus. A resource list from trusted sources is also available which includes links grouped by age category and resources for children and young people with specific needs. Emerging Minds has also shared a podcast from a recent webinar on supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety.

Read the news story: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?
Read the advice: Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 (PDF)
Read the resources list: Recommended resources
Listen to the podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety? 

See also on NSPCC Learning 
> How to have difficult conversations with children

 

Supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety

Source: Emerging Minds
Date: 26 March 2020

Emerging Minds, in collaboration with the University of Reading and the University of Oxford, has published evidence-based advice for parents and carers supporting children and young people with worries about Coronavirus. A resource list from trusted sources is also available which includes links grouped by age category and resources for children and young people with specific needs. Emerging Minds has also shared a podcast from a recent webinar on supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety.

Read the news story: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?
Read the advice: Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 (PDF)
Read the resources list: Recommended resources
Listen to the podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety? 

See also on NSPCC Learning 
> How to have difficult conversations with children

 

Coronavirus Act 2020

Source: UK Parliament
Date: 25 March 2020

The Coronavirus Act was passed on the 25 March 2020 to help public bodies across the UK to provide an effective response to tackle the epidemic. The Act makes provision to increase the available health and social care workforce and ease the burden on frontline staff. The House of Commons Library published a series of briefing papers providing an overview of the Bill before Royal Assent including those clauses relating to childcare and education settings; health and social care; and measures and implications for the courts and tribunal. 

Read the Act: Coronavirus Act 2020
Read the House of Commons Library briefings: Coronavirus Bill: overview

 

Coronavirus advice for parents and families

Source: Scottish Government
Date: 22 March 2020

The Scottish Government has launched a new information hub for parents and families about Coronavirus on its “Parent Club” website. New content includes: health information, advice on how to talk to children about Coronavirus and ideas on how to support children during the pandemic.

Read the news storyCoronavirus guidance for parents and families
Visit the website: Parent Club: Coronavirus