Please find below some resources that may be helpful for parent carers of children and young people with SEND or children and young people themselves.
The basics on Corona virus
Public Health England – Produced an easy read and visual guide on Corona virus and hygiene. This was designed for places of education but applies equally at home. You can download it here.
Mencap – Easy Read and visual guide on Coronavirus including hygiene:
Covibook – 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:
Amaze – Information pack for parents and has practical guide on caring for elderly people and SEND children
Advice on positioning the virus in terms of danger
BBC News – Useful article to explain the virus and risks to children. Although it encourages them to take preventive measures and hygiene seriously, do not over-emphasise the seriousness of the risk to them as it can create unnecessary anxiety. Try and keep things factual and let them know that at home they are in a safe place if everybody follows the guidelines of social distancing and washing hands regularly.
Helpful guide on listening and talking to your child about their concerns
Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing:
Guide for care workers
Carers UK – Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Symptoms of COVID19 – World Health Organisation