Supporting others

Support for children

Baby
Young Children
Teens
Education
 

Support if you have a baby

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Coping with crying babies

During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.

 

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Support with breastfeeding

From a Breastfeeding Friend to websites with advice, you can get lots of support online or call the National Helpline on 0300 100 0212.

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COVID-19) and caring for your baby

The latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) for if you are pregnant or have a young child.

 

Support if you have young children

Keeping your child safe online


With children and young people being educated at home there may be more opportunity for more unsupervised internet access. There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online:

  • thinkuknow- advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

  • Net-aware - support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

 

 

Ideas for enjoyable activities

 

Try to make time to unwind and do things that give you a little boost. We've got lots of ideas for kids' activities here and ideas for kids' exercises here).

 Useful resources 

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Young Minds - starting conversation

What's the best way to encourage your child to open up? Have a look at some of the conversation starters on the Young Minds website.

 

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Helping children cope with stress during COVID-19

Information leaflet from the World Health Organisation.

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Children's Guide to Coronavirus

A guide that aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

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Kooth online counselling

Kooth offer free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people.

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Coronavirus online comic

Free, printable online comic available about coronavirus worry. 

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Dave the dog

A Southampton intensive care nurse has created a book to help reduce anxiety in children caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

 

Support for teenagers

Keeping your teenager safe online


With teenagers being educated at home there may be more opportunity for more unsupervised internet access. There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online:

  • Thinkyouknow - advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

  • Net-aware - support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

 Useful resources 

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Kooth online counselling

Kooth offer free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people.

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Podcast - managing screen time

Providing advice about how to manage screen time while working from home and sharing information about some helpful apps that can support you with this.

 

Education

Useful resources

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    Parentkind

    Free resources to support learning.

     

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    Positive Parenting Project

    A blog with useful tips on helping children learn from home.

     

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    Podcast for parents - supporting education

    A useful podcast that explore's what's being good enough in supporting your children’s education at home.

     

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    Chatterpack

    ChatterPack is a voluntary-run, special educational needs and disabilities hub.  We work hard to support families, schools, and other professionals. A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources.

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    Twinkl

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    Resources for balancing home schooling and working:

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    The parents’ guide to homelife and study:

    Free guide on 'homelife and study' to find out what you can do to make your child’s homelife the supportive infrastructure they need.

     

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    National Numeracy - help with maths 

    Free activities to help families keep up with their maths together during school closures. The pack, contains 28 activities for children aged between 4 and 11.

     

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    BBC Bitesized daily

    Daily lessons for homeschooling in maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in science, history, geography and more.

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