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Handy resources and links for parents

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:

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Mental health for kids

  • Childline has information for children and young people on coronavirus. 
  • There are lots of resources from Young Minds for children on looking after their mental health.
    Parents concerned about a child or young person under the age of 25 can call their Parents' Helpline on 0808 802 5544.
  • Mind has a coronavirus hub for children and young people, with information and support to help young people cope. They also have information for parents and carers of young people aged 11-18 who are worried about their child's wellbeing, and want to know how to support them.
  • Welsh Government have created a young persons' mental health toolkit - an online resource with digital tools designed specifically to support young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Mental health for parents

Safeguarding

  • 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 help@nspcc.org.uk
  • If you have any concerns about a child in Northern Ireland visit Safeguarding NI for details on where to call depending where you live

Online safety

Free school meal information

Exam updates

Government support

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

NORTHERN IRELAND

WALES

Welsh Government

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Local Authorities in Wales

Here are the direct links to the specific advice on how parents/keyworkers can access childcare at their schools. Some authorities have guidance on how they are supporting free school meals provision, etc. and lots of other info.

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/
https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/resident/emergencies-crime-prevention/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-education-information/

Bridgend County Borough Council
https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/
https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/news/free-school-meals-collection-points/
https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/news/childcare-arrangements-for-key-workers/

Caerphilly County Borough Council
https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/main.aspx
https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Health-and-wellbeing/Coronavirus/Council-services-during-Coronavirus/Schools-and-community-adult-learning

Carmarthenshire County Council
https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/
http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/03/providing-care-for-children-of-key-workers/#.Xnhov-r7TIU

Ceredigion County Council
https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/
https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/childcare-for-key-workers/

City and County of Swansea
https://www.swansea.gov.uk/residents
https://www.swansea.gov.uk/covid19schoolsandcolleges

City of Cardiff Council
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Pages/default.aspx https://www.cardiffnewsroom.co.uk/releases/c25/23445.html

Conwy County Borough Council
https://www.conwy.gov.uk/
https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Education-and-Families/Family-Information-and-Childcare/keyworker-childcare.aspx

Denbighshire County Council
https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/home.aspx https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/community-and-living/coronavirus/coronavirus.aspx

Flintshire County Council
https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/
https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Council-Apps/NewsPortlet.aspx?id=3748

Gwynedd Council
https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Residents/Residents.aspx https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Council/News/Press-releases/March-2020/Childcare-key-workers-in-Gwynedd.aspx

Isle of Anglesey County Council
https://www.anglesey.gov.uk/Cyngor-Sir-Ynys-M%C3%B4n-Isle-of-Anglesey-County-Council.aspx https://www.anglesey.gov.uk/en/newsroom/news/schools-to-provide-essential-care-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
https://www.merthyr.gov.uk/https://www.merthyr.gov.uk/coronavirus

Monmouthshire County Council
https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/
https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/2020/03/preparations-to-support-key-workers-through-the-provision-of-childcare%ef%bb%bf/

Neath Port Talbot Council
https://www.npt.gov.uk/
https://www.npt.gov.uk/22595

Newport City Council
http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Home.aspx
http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Schools-Education/Childcare-for-prioritised-key-workers.aspx

Pembrokeshire County Council
https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/
https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/schools-to-open-for-children-of-keyworkers

Powys County Council
https://www.powys.gov.uk/
https://en.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/Resident.aspx https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Newsroom/PressReleases/2020/March/TheCouncilisworkingtoutiliseschoolsettingstoprovidechildcareforparentsandcarersemployedinessentialservices.aspx

Torfaen County Borough Council
https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/intro-splash.aspx
https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/AboutTheCouncil/Homepage-Stories/COVID-19-Coronavirus.aspx

Vale of Glamorgan Council
https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/index.aspx https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2020/March/Five-things-you-need-to-know-about-sending-your-child-to-school-key-workers-and-social-distancing.aspx

Wrexham County Borough Council
https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/
https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-public-briefing-note-20-3-20/

 

Reviewed: May 2020

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