During this challenging time, it is important that children's mental and physical wellbeing is kept at the forefront. Likewise, keeping yourselves safe, as parents, is equally important.
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The government have released supporting guidance for parents; ways to look after yourselves and your child.
The NHS have stated that there are five steps to mental well-being. Keep connected, remain active (whilst practising social distancing), pay attention to the present moment, keep learning and give to others.
Childline also offer some excellent ideas, activities and tools for helping calm anxious children.
In the last few days, health professionals have raised concerns about people not asking for medical help when they need it. At the bottom of this page is a useful guide to who, where and when to call if you are worried about the health of a family member.
Learning at home means we are relying on use of the internet and social media more than normal. Keeping children safe whilst they are online is extremely important. Ensuring that parental locks are in place on all devices which access the internet, is a very easy way to safeguard your child against malicious content online.
have excellent information on how to ensure you keep your child/children safe whilst using the internet.
CEOP has excellent guidance which can be found here.
Click on the download for some excellent resources, aimed at KS1 and KS2 children and how to educate them to stay safe online.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers.
Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, we've got tips and advice for you. Clicking on the NSPCC logo will take you directly to the website.
Click on the LCC icon.
Click here for more information.