NESSie are offering 2 free counselling sessions to parents/carers or children either via Zoom or a phone call. Each session will last up to 50 minutes. I imagine this will get booked up very quickly. See the document below to find out how to register your interest.
A recording of the LIVE Young People’s COVID-19 webinar is now available to view via the link below. It may be of interest to some of our older children.
The webinar addressed questions that have been raised by young people. The webinar panel included Professor Jim McManus, Herts Director of Public Health; Councillor Tim Hutchings, Cabinet Member for Public Health; Simon Newland, Education Operations Director, Hertfordshire County Council; and Liz Shapland, Deputy Education Services Director, Herts for Learning.
Below is a link to updated sources of information to support children’s emotional well-being, provided by the Educational Psychology Service. If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Delaney, the SENDCo/Mental Health Lead at school: email@example.com
Please find below a link to resources provided by the NSPCC to support children’s wellbeing during this difficult time.
Family Lives are delivering free onlie parenting groups during Covid-19 to support parents. The groups, funded by Herts County Council, are aimed at parents of :
· Pre Teens/Teens showing challenging behaviour and/or where there is a family first assessment, child in need or child protection plan
· Children with ADHD
Please find further details below, including information on how to book a place in one of the groups.
With reports of many more children worrying about the Coronavirus as the lockdown continues, please find below some resources aimed at reassuring children and helping them to understand what is going on.
- A children’s guide to coronavirus from the Children’s Commissioner:
- A free downloadable book for children illustrated by Axel Sheffler
- A short book to support and reassure children under the age of seven about Coronavirus
in a number of different languages.
Herts Parent Carer Involvement wants to hear from parents across Hertfordshire who have children aged 0 to 25 years with SEND about how they are managing during the lock down and closure of schools and other education settings. They will use your feedback to inform their on-going discussions with Herts County Council around what is working and what needs improving.
They are asking parents to find 5 minutes or so to complete the online survey which is open until 25th May.
Below is the link to a consultation on the way HCC delivers SEN information, advice and support to families. Click on the link if you would like to have your say.