Information resources

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.

https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/53192/advice-on-the-coronavirus-v1.pdf

 

Mencap – Easy Read and visual guide on Coronavirus including hygiene:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

 

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:

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 

Amaze – Information pack for parents and has practical guide on caring for elderly people and SEND children

https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

 

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

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:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

 

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

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