There is so much new and useful information being shared all the time to support parents with managing family and work life during the coronavirus. We decided to pull it all together in to one place here:
Mental health for kids
Mental health for parents
- Childline has experienced an unprecedented demand for its services since schools have closed. Bases across the UK have remained open with staff and volunteers available directly via chat and voice calls. Children and young people under 19 can speak to a counsellor online at childline.org.uk, free on 0800 1111 between 9am and midnight or via message boards.
- The NSPCC helpline continues to be there for adults who have a concern about a child or young person. This is critical now more than ever with most children not in school and therefore less visible outside of the home. We’re calling on all adults to be alert and report concerns. For advice and support, call 0808 800 5000 Monday – Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm weekends or email email@example.com.
- If you have any concerns about a child in Northern Ireland visit Safeguarding NI for details on where to call depending where you live
- Internet Matters – all you need to know about staying safe online.
- Net Aware - NSPCC in partnership with O2
- Common Sense Media - a great way to find out the appropriateness of films, book and, games as well as lots of other relevant information.
- The Department of Education NI, Safer Schools app gives parents/carers invaluable information and support to help keep their children safer online
Free school meal information
Juggling working from home
General support and advice in this time of coronavirus
- NSPCC site for lots of information including talking to children who are worried about coronavirus
- Our Safer Schools app with lots of handy information
Children’s Commissioner for Wales