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City of Wolverhampton Council – Coronavirus Advice and Information

The City of Wolverhampton Council, the NHS in Wolverhampton and Public Health England are working together to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep residents up to date with key national guidance and local information.

Coronavirus advice and Information

Local Offer – Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice and Information and Guides in BSL and Other Languages

 

Easy Read Document – Staying Alert and Safe

 

 

 

City of Wolverhampton Council Educational Psychology Service

The City of Wolverhampton Council Educational Psychology Service is committed to supporting children, families and schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The link below provides an overview of support that you can access from us and resources available online.

Coronavirus Advice and Support for Families

City of Wolverhampton Council – Specialist Learning Support – SEND Snapshot (activities for children and young people with SEND

SEND Snapshot – home learning 1

SEND Snapshot – home learning 2


Wolverhampton Outreach Service

Wolverhampton Outreach Team’s Home Learning Page. Here you will find advice on how to support your child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in learning at home.


GOV UK

Guidance is being developed and updated at a fast pace.  To keep up to date with the latest information, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for Educational Settings

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

List of online education resources for home education

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

Admision Appeals for School Places

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak


How are you feeling – Covid-19 Resources

Useful Booklets and Information


Coronavirus Resources

Information a


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – APPS and GAMES

(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)

Brain Parade A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

HelpKidzLearn A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

Sensory App House Ltd A range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

Visuals2Go An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners. Flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.


Activity and Play


BBC Bitesize has lots of special educational needs and disability resources and activities to assist with the lockdown period.

Take a look at the Parents Toolkit SEND


BBC Newsround – Painting Rocks


BBC CBeebies – Tree Fu Tom -Developing movement skills and helping children with dyspraxia


Cosmic Kids Yoga  – Yoga Mindfulness and Relaxation for Kids


Huggle Pets in the Community – to help motivate, inspire & empower people struggling with mental health & support children with SEND via animal assisted therapy


The Open Theatre Company uses nonverbal physical theatre to collaborate with Young People with Learning Disabilities, creating quality art which reflects and celebrates their unique creativity.


Save the Children has introduced The Den – A virtual den to support parents and children during lockdown.


Variety Children’s Charity – improves the lives of disabled children and young people and children living in poverty.

Free kits to support children with sensory needs at home


WV Active – Aim to keep people as active as possible following the outbreak of Covid-19 with home workouts page for our members to enjoy.

Home Workouts


Virtual Squad – SEND ACTIVITIES

Wolverhampton Virtual Squad has a list of organisations offering online activities for children with special educational needs and disabilities.


Wolverhampton Music Service– Instrumental tutorials prepared by WMS staff including Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, Guitars and Ukelele during school closures


The Way Youth Zone – Activities and support from home


Zebra Access providing support for deaf and hard of hearing people. 


Coronavirus – Covid-19  Information, Advice and Support


Beyond Words Books – Empowers people through pictures. Free e-books on Coronavirus related Information


British Psychology Society – Works to raise awareness of the ways in which psychology has a positive impact on the world.

Recovering from Coronavirus


Child Mind Institute – Communicating with Children

Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

 


Childline – A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

There’s a lot of information about Coronavirus in the news. Find out what it is and what to do if you’re worried

 


Contact – Information for families with Disabled Children

All the most important information you need in one place.


Council for Disabled Children – COVID-19 Support and Guidance

A list of resources and guidance about coronavirus to share with parent carers, children & young people and education, health and social care practitioners.

CDC is collating FAQs on SEND support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here you can view current and past versions


The Disabled Children’s Partnership – A coalition of more than 70 organisations campaigning for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families

Coronavirus Advice


Doctors of the World – Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 43 languages

Doctors of the World coronavirus-information

Doctors of the World coronavirus video & advice


WCC Flu Fighters – Flu Fighters Nurse with Coronavirus advice for children

Coronavirus Advice for children


Full Fact – Facts on Coronavirus


The Incredible YearsKeeping Calm and Providing Supportive Parenting During the Coronavirus

Articles for parentSupportive Parenting during the Coronavirus Pandemic


MakatonOffers a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate.
Free resources to explain Coronavirus and how to stay safe


Mencap – The voice of Learning Disability – Information about Coronavirus


MIND – Wellbeing and Mental Health

Information & support about coronavirus and your wellbeing


Manuela Molina has written a ‘Covibook’ to support and reassure children from ages 2-7 in different languages about Coronavirus.

Mindheart Covibook


NDCS

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity for deaf children. For every deaf child – no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

Family Sign Language Course

Top tips for learning at home with your child

Caring for your child’s hearing aids at home

 

 

 


NSPCC

Whether you’re working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, the NSPCC has got tips and advice for you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers


NASEN – (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a membership charity organisation that supports all education practitioners.

Important information and FAQ’s


Opening Doors resources – Plan for staying safe and staying in. An easy read guide


Photosymbols

Posters relating to Coronavirus 


Place2be Improving children’s mental health

Helpful Coronavirus information to answer questions from children


SWAN UK (syndromes without a name) – Coronavirus Advice Hub


Talking Mats an east read version of  social distancing recommendations:

Coronavirus easy read document


WellChild is the national UK children’s charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

Coronavirus Advice and Support


World Health Organisation – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public Healthy Parenting


Young Minds – Communicating with children

Talking to your Child about Coronavirus


Education Resources


Autism Training and Consultancy – All about the service and what they can offer

Autism Training and Consultancy – Resources during the Coronavirus outbreak including a “Rainbow day poster” and “Stay at home visuals”


BBC Bitesize – Online help with homework, revision and learning supplying free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

BBC Bitesize has a home learning support platform. There are resources for all age groups designed to assist learning at home. There are lots of special educational needs and disability resources and activities to assist with the lockdown period too.

How Bitesize will support you while you’re learning from home 

Functional Skills

 


Resource Paper – Coronavirus and UK school closures: Support and advice for schools and parents/carers

 


The Natural History Museum – Offering a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Virtual Museum


 

Nurse Dotty Books – Facebook Page and Book – Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

Read Dave the Dog


Oxford Owl  – Help your child to learn at home Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at home, from Oxford University Press


The Sensory Projects run on the principle that with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive items can become effective sensory tools for inclusion.

The Sensory Projects Covid19 resources


The Story Massage Programme offers a fun and interactive way of combining the creativity of story with the benefits of positive touch. Everyone can join in, whatever age or ability. 


TES for Schools – Coronavirus: 101 free resources for home learning


Twinkl – Access to a wealth of homeschooling resources designed by teachers for children learning from home.

Home School / Home Education Learning Resources


Wolverhampton Libraries – The library is still available online. The BorrowBox app means you can access eBooks and eAudiobooks from home.

Wolverhampton Libraries Facebook Page


Health


Include Me Too – Video and documents to help if a disabled child, young person or adult needs to go into hospital.

Video and Documents

Resource Pack:


NHS – Advice on Coronavirus

NHS – Coronavirus Covid-19 Conditions

NHS – Coronavirus Resources


Mental Health


ADHD FoundationThe Neurodiversity Charity

Self-Isolation from school schedule for home – Daily schedule routine

 


The Anti-Bullying Alliance has produced some advice on helping situations on Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships: preventing and managing conflict


BBC Bitesize – Online help with homework, revision and learning supplying free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

How to Avoid ‘News Anxiety’


Find out how to stay calm in the Childline Calm Zone


Healthwatch

The current Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic may cause you to feel worried, anxious, or scared. Healthwatch has produced seven steps to looking after your wellbeing while staying informed.

Coronavirus is affecting my mental health – what can I do?


NHSMental Well Being while staying at home


Think Ninja – specialist online provider of mental health and neuro-developmental services.

The Think Ninja page has updated self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.

Think Ninja presentation


Support


 

Challenging Behaviour Foundation – Supporting the lives of people with severe learning disabilities – Free  to watch DVDs published online

Information sheets and dvds online


Child Bereavement UKSupporting children


Cruse Bereavement CareCoronavirus – Dealing with bereavement and grief


Essex Chambers Coronavirus Act 2020 – Social Care and SEND Guidance Note


KOOTH Online support for young people


National Autistic Society – Resources for autistic people and families  

The National Autistic Society has collected a series of useful resources that autistic people and their families can use during this time of changes.

Resources for autistic people of all ages


NCVO – guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the covid-19 pandemic.

Support and information during the coronavirus pandemic

 


Working Families

FAQs about coronavirus and your employment rights, and what Financial advice and Support might be available

 


WellChild is the national UK children’s charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

Coronavirus Direct Response Scheme

 


UK Safer Internet Centre – Parents Guide to Technology

Advice Centre for parents and carers