Coronavirus advice and support for parents and carers

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In January 2021 we asked for feedback from families about their experience of supporting their child's remoted learning.  This resource answers some of the questions families asked and includes some new ideas and links to great advice from other organisations.  

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Young minds

Young Minds

Young Minds is a leading mental health charity for young people and here they offer advice to parents on how to support their children during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The NSPCC is the UK’s leading charity for children and here gives advice on how to support your child including specific advice for students with SEND needs and on how to look after your own mental health.

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Government advice 

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic from the government including how to access services and how to get help if you need it. 

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Save the children

Save the Children

Save the Children support families in the UK and have a coronavirus hub on their website with great advice on how to speak to kids as well as ideas for activities to do when you’re stuck at home. 

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Childrens commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner has some great advice and lots of links to really helpful resources for parents as well as advice on screen time and online safety.

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Barnardo's website has advice for parents as well as ideas on family activities and how to support your wellbeing.

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Every mind matters


This website has some really clear advice on how to suport your child and how to look after yourself both now and when the students return to school.

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More great advice including answering your child's questions and where to get more help if you feel you or your child need it.

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Mental health foundation

The Mental Health Foundation

This website answers questions such as 'What could help me cope?' and 'How do I support a friend or family member?'.  The advice is really clear and very helpful.  

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