Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit - with useful links
Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.
The videos can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons
Metropolitan Police Virtual Cyber School
Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)
ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities support children's understanding of online safety at a time.
There is also parent support information for primary and secondary age groups.
The resources can be found here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
DFE: Online learning platform to boost workplace skills launched
Free courses are available through the new online platform, the Skills Toolkit. This platform signposts to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects and confidence whilst at home.
Courses on offer cover a range of levels, from everyday maths and the use of email and social media at work to more advanced training. All courses are available online and are flexible so that people can work through them at their own pace.
The Skills Toolkit can be accessed here:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Guidance
Speak Up Support for Parents/Carers
Supporting Home Learning Routines
What are county lines? Who is at risk?
'Think u know' is a great website helping protect children online.
Making your FSM Voucher go further:
Please see the Government guidance:
Handwashing guidance: https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU
Ideas to help celebrate birthdays during lockdown:
Guidance from Lewisham:
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx
Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds - Talking to your child about Corona-virus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to sup-port family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to sup-port and reassure children aged 7 and under, de-signed to help children explain and draw the emo-tions that they might be experiencing during the pan-demic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.
Together for short lives – guidance for families with children with complex health needs https://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/get-support/supporting-you/family-resources/coronavirus-qa/
For Critical Workers please read the Critical Care Place Rationale.
There is an application form as well if you qualify, but if you can, the safest thing for everyone is actually if you keep your child at home.
Restricting movement is the best fight against this awful disease for everyone.
We are supporting those critical workers who need to get to work and have no alternative care.
Please complete the Critical Carer Application Form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children who are confirmed and coming can wear their own clothes, no uniform necessary - this is not an education alternative, this is emergency childcare!