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COVID 19- Coronavirus Info for Families with Children with SEND

COVID -19  and Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

This initial list produced by the Government includes SEND resources that have been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of:

  • trusted organisations
  • charities
  • multi-academy trusts
  • special education headteachers

To access this more information please click HERE

Guidance on temporary legislative change in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and SEND provision

This Government has produced recent guidance (30/04/20) for:

  • families and parent carer forums
  • SEND Information, Advice and Support Services
  • local authorities (both their SEND and social care services, at a strategic and operational level)
  • health commissioning bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups (at both strategic and operational level)
  • early years providers
  • schools and colleges
  • other education settings
  • mediation advisers
  • others who contribute advice and information to EHC needs assessments, such as:
    • educational psychologists
    • other health care professionals

It should be read alongside the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

The code of practice does not reflect the temporary changes to the law described in this guidance.

 The guidance is below: Please see all downloads to the right of the screen. 

Published 30 April 2020

1. Guidence on changes to education, health and care plan needs assessments and plans due to Coronavirus 

Guidance

2.  Annex A: Details of the amendments to the existing Regulations 

Published 30 April 2020

3. Update

Education, health and care needs assessments and plan: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to Coronavirus (Download on the right of the screen)

Government Guidance on COVID-19

Updated Guidance about leaving the house 

Guidance for people receiving direct payments during COVID-19

Guidance for Parents Carers on COVID-19

SEND resources by GOV.UK

NHS Visitor Guidance for parents/carers

Register a clinically extremely vulnerable person

Risk Assessment Guidance for Children who may need hands on care

Supporting Vulnerable Children and Young People during COVID-19

Support for Local Authorities to help with the Impact of COVID-19

Online Education Resources 

Tips and Resources for children and young people with Complex Learning Needs

A social story for children by Carol Gray on Corona Virus

Mencap easy read info 

Health Heros for children

Easy Read info on Keeping Safe 

What is Corona Virus Worksheet for children 

What is Corona Virus factsheet for children by Public Health England

Meet the Coronavirus Video for children

Sensory Learning Activities for children with PMLD

Willow Dene School- Home learning activities

Tips and Resources for children and young people with ASD

Latest guidence and resources by the National Autistic Society 

Autism Grown Up - For resourses on COVID-19

Tips for Adults with ASD

What is Corona Virus Worksheet for children 

What is Corona Virus factsheet for children by Public Health England

Meet the Coronavirus Video for children

COVID-19 Awareness Activities 

Sensory Learning Activities 

Further resources 

Social Story for children with ASD

Tips and Resources for children and young people with a Visual or Hearing Impairment

BSL Health Access - access to BSL interpreters within health settings 

Sight Advice website FAQ's

Free Makaton Resouces 

What is Coronavirus for Deaf Children 

British Deaf Association- What is Coronavirus resources 

Meet the Coronavirus Video for children

Coronavirus Info for deaf young people in BSL by Sign Health 

Support for Guide Dogs during Coronavirus Pandemic

Sensory Learning Activities 

Sensory Spectacle 2pm every Monday and Thursday 

Positive Eye- activities for children 

Audible stories for children 

Useful websites to help keep your visually impaired child entertained and educated at home (Download to the right of the screen) 

Playtime Activities 

Sensory Activities for Deaf Children 

Games for Deaf Children 

Fun Activities for the Hearing Impaired 

Learning at Home (5-11 years) by National Deaf Childrens Society 

Supporting Listening and Speech for babies and Toddlers

Practical Support

Short Breaks in RBG 

Free full length Theatre shows by the National Theatre 

Food and Supplies for families in need from Roots4Life

Food and PPE equipment delivered by Well Child 

Please see to the right of the screen for information on Direct Payments in relation to COVID-19

Mind fullness Audio sessions by Act Mindfully

Online daily activities for children by Big Red Bus Club

Free Book for Children on COVID-19

Greenwich Community Hub if you are vulnerable and self isolating 

What is Corona Virus factsheet for children by Public Health England

COVID-19 Awareness Activities 

Sensory Spectacle 2pm every Monday and Thursday 

Positive Eye- activities for children 

Audible stories for children 

Online Makaton and subtitled dance classes for children by Flamingo Chicks

Make any room a Class Room with BrainPOP

Free Childrens activity resource pack designed for children with SEND by Caudwell Children

Facebook page focused on activities tailored to provide holistic family support from the Big Red Bus company 

Information for Children to understand COVID-19

Gruffalo Coronavirus story

A Story for 6-11 years olds

A Story aimed at younger children

Baby Shark hand washing lyrics

What is Corona Virus Worksheet for children 

What is Corona Virus factsheet for children by Public Health England

How Children can fight Coronavirus story

COVID-19 Awareness Activities 

Thoughts from young people on living in Lockdown

Bereavement support

Find bereavement services from your council HERE

For a step-by-step guide after a bereavement visit HERE

Cruse Bereavement Care has online resources on how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic.Alternatively, call their free helpline: 0808 808 1677

For facts about the coronavirus and supporting children

The Compassionate Friends offer support to families after the death of a child of any age and from any cause. Alternatively, call: 0345 123 2304