Below are some useful links for you to click on: –

Legal Information

Law-on-leaving-your-child-home-alone

 

Helplines:-

Youngminds – Mon-Fri 9:30am till 4:00pm on 08088 025544

SHOUT – text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support

Childline – under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support

 

General:-

It is recognised that children are talking a lot about the Coronavirus and some are quite scared.  Please be aware that children pick up on the news and some have access to social media, so please be mindful of what they are hearing and seeing.  Give them some reassurance and a cuddle as it is such an unknown scenario for them and us.  Below is a social story that is used to help reassure them, please share it with your children if needed.

Coronavirus – Social Story

ELSA Support – Childrens Story

Managing Communication With Children

Dave the Dog and Coronavirus

Please also note that during this time, your children may have greater access to the internet and internet safety is very important.  For further information about keeping your children safe online – Please click here

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Coronavirus Information for families on the Family Information Directory (FID) 

Helpful information to answer children questions about Coronavirus – Place2Be

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

Talking to your child about coronavirus – YoungMinds

Tips for if you’re worried about the coronavirus – Newsround video

How to cope when you can’t go to school because of the coronavirus – Newsround video

Worries about the world – Childline advice page

Calm Zone – Childline (A toolbox of activities such as breathing exercises, coping videos, yoga videos and games that can help children feel calm in a period of disruption.

Kooth – A free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people – Xenzone

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind

For general mental health advice – NHS

Resources for adults to support their mental health and wellbeing – www.good-thinking.uk

Bereavement Support – www.cruse.org.uk

Crisis Aid and Suicide – www.samaritans.org.uk

 

Abuse

Child’s Abuse – www.nspcc.org.uk

Elder Abuse – www.wearhourglass.org

Women’s Shelter – www.refuge.org.uk

Domestic Abuse – www.womensaid.org.uk

Domestic Abuse – www.ncdv.org.uk

Men’s Domestic Abuse – www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Rape – www.victimsupport.org.uk