Talking to children about illness and death during the pandemic
DfE Published 25.06.2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping children safe from abuse and harm
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The virus presents a particular challenge for a lot of younger children as they adapt to new social distancing measures and forms of learning. To support different forms of learning, we have prepared a short animation, a story book and an activity that supports you to tackle misinformation and help children understand Coronavirus. The aim of these resources is to be informative and reduce heightened levels of anxieties about the ongoing pandemic.
Poster/Leaflet to download and display in schools for advice about Coronavirus.
While the most vulnerable children will be in school, that does not mean safeguarding concerns can be focused solely on those children. Here designated safeguarding lead Ceri Stokes outlines nine key areas for consideration.
This advice seeks to support staff working in schools, other education and childcare settings to deliver this approach in the safest way possible, focusing on measures they can put in place to help limit risk of the virus spreading within education and childcare settings. It should be read in conjunction with the advice on school closures, vulnerable children and childcare.
Social distancing and self-isolation can be really hard to deal with. It’s normal to feel anxious, frustrated or bored, and if you’re worried about the effect it will have on your mental health, you are not alone. Here are our tips for looking after your wellbeing during quarantine.