Information and advice for Families (Parents)

Due to a national issue around the late presentation of children at hospitals, we have been asked to circulate the attached poster for parents/carers. This poster is also available on the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership website: https://cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk/LSCB/CSCP/covid19informationforfamiliesandparents.asp


Information and advice for Families (Parents)

Supporting children and families through unexpected times of rapid and unpredictable change in the light of coronavirus.Family Line Support Service – A team in South Cumbria of trained volunteers with the knowledge and experience of family issues are providing support to service users via telephone, text, web chat and email.

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE

Child friendly explanation of Coronavirus
The BBC Newsround site
 has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means

Hello I’m a virus cousins with the flu and the common coldCarol Gray has produced a social story about coronavirus and pandemics. The social story uses large print pictures and provides contextual information about pandemics and viruses in general.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF HOW TO SUPPORT CHILDREN THROUGH COVID-19
Supporting and reassuring young children
 – Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. 

Covibook (PDF) is available to download in 21 languages including English.  See also on NSPCC Learning > How to have difficult conversations with children


World Health Organisation – Helping children cope with stress


Keeping Calm and Providing Supportive Parenting during Coronavirus


Child Mind Institute – Talking to kids about the coronavirusThe Incredible Years – Articles for parents to support children through the coronavirus


Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing


Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing


We’re here to help (NYAS) – National Youth Advocacy Service’s message to carers and families, children and young people in care have the right to an advocate to help them voice their views, wishes and feelings. Help us to spread the word and give them the support they need


Covibook – An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic


Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety Cosmic Kids Yoga / Headspace meditation for kids 


COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing – Gov.uk have published a guidance to provide advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Coronavirus: supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing – Publish health England (PHE) has published advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus outbreak.


Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus – 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.  See also on NSPCC Learning> How to have difficult conversations with children


Books for children who are worried or anxious – 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


Coronavirus: Information for families with disabled children
Coronavirus: advice and support for parents and carers – The NSPCC has created an online Hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the coronavirus outbreak.


Coronavirus: advice for parents when a child is unwell or injured
 – Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.


MANAGING ANXIETY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AS ADULTS
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse1644b


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799?fbclid=IwAR01ug03efw0BQAxTOrrm-zrte5gI7jSAHOA-cpgM7BPaDjmoqN7pRwotNE


https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/blog/health-and-other-forms-of-anxiety-and-coronavirus/

INCLUSIVE RESOURCES

The Sensory Projects has project packs for inclusive learninghttp://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/free-educational-resources and also some simple sensory games to play http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/guides
Sensory and messy play activities for children with additional needs


Inclusive Teach activities 


Music apps and interactive resources (even some online lessons)