Latest guidance from charities working with children and young people with additional needs re Coronavirus

Latest national guidance from charities including an Easy Read guide to the Coronavirus, guidance for talking to children and young people about Coronavirus and specific guidance for families with children who are seriously ill and / or have life limiting conditions. Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdfTogether for Short Lives, collation and linkage of current guidance specifically for families with seriously ill and life-limited children and YP – https://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/get-support/supporting-you/family-resources/coronavirus-qa/Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/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/Carers UK – Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education.  You can download it here.

Sam Barron

Head of SEND Strategy, Northumberland County Council

Designated Clinical Officer, Northumberland CCG

Wellbeing and Community Health Services Group

County Hall

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE61 2EF 

Tel:  01670 622747
E-mail:  samantha.barron@northumberland.gov.uk

The SEND local offer can be found at Northumberland County Council SEND Local Offer

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