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Covid 19: Information for Parents and Carers

Government Guidance may change over the coming days and weeks so please make sure you are kept informed and up to date with any new advice or information being produced. We will update this page as more information is made available.

Pregnany and Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Talking to children about the Coronavirus

The Children’s Commissioner for England has produced a children’s guide to Coronavirus to help explain to youngsters in language they can understand, some of the issues. You may find this helpful as a resource for staff, to share with foster carers or to talk to your own children or family members. You can access the Guide here:

NSPCC Learning has updated its content on how to have difficult conversations with children to include information about talking to children about coronavirus. The content covers: preparing for a conversation, having a conversation and support from Childline.

Visit the webpage: How to have difficult conversations with children

Childline has created a new webpage with information for children and young people about coronavirus. The page includes information about: what coronavirus is; where children and young people can find help if they are worried; coping if they are staying at home; and what to do if they are feeling unwell.

Visit the webpage: Coronavirus

CBBC Newsround have produced a range of resources, including videos and advice, for children and young people who might be worried about coronavirus.

Read the news story: Coronavirus: here’s some advice if you’re worried about it

Safeguarding and child protection are as important now as they ever have been. But with schools closed and social distancing measures in place across the UK, we all need to think about the way we keep children safe during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Helping you support children during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mental Health and Well-being

Are you looking for mental health and well-being support in Kirklees? Get in Touch

NHS approved wellbeing lists

Please see some links to NHS and Public Health England approved wellbeing information

Adult Well-Being

Coronavirus, how to protect your mental health

Emotional Well-Being

During this time, many of us may be experiencing a range of emotions. To support young people with this, Young Minds have released this information:

As adults, it is also important for us to take care of ourselves. This website may be useful:

You may also find information on the following website particularly useful. The Young Minds A-Z covers a wide-range of areas including anxiety, anger, gender identity, divorce, self-esteem and much more. It is available on our website or via the direct link below:

Please note there is also a Parent Contact section that includes a telephone number as well as a contact form:

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children’s mental health and well-being

Parents and Carers guide to Live Streaming

Information and Advice:

Early Years Providers:

Advice for Educational Settings:

NHS Advice

Talking to children about Coronavirus

How to talk to your child about coronavirus, by UNICEF

Information video on coronavirus for Primary KS2

Information video on Coronavirus for older children/adults, by WHO

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe

Coronavirus and caring for your baby

Undertaking remote teaching safely

Latest Guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Shielding Advice

Early Years and Childcare closures

Translated stay at home guidance from the UK Government: Available in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujurati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh

Pennine Domestic Abuse PartnershipGuide to Services 2020

Information for families with disabled children


RCPCH – Talking to Children and Young People about COVID-19

Guidance for Parent and Carers – Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – GOV.UK (