A social story are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why. This story has been developed to help explain the current situation.
Social Story Coronavirus (1.0 MiB)
Home Learning Prompts
Some children may require visual prompts to help them navigate their day now they are learning at home. The attached could be useful to support children, particularly those with communication difficulties or ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition)
Home Learning Prompts (397 KiB)
Now And Next First And Then (97 KiB)
What is Coronavirus? An explainer for Children
Text your school nurse or Health Visitor
During these unsettling times, as a parent of child aged between 0-19 year olds, you may be worried about your child’s health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need.
Our school nurses and Health Visitors are still here to help – you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues.
Parent/carers of child(ren) aged 0-19 can send a text to: 07507329114
Coventry Council Community Support
To find out what is available in your area, see the Coventry City Council webpage for advice, support, emergency food and food deliveries – https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/1/council_and_democracy/3551/covid-19_coronavirus/8#1 (see the map in the middle of the page) this will be continually updated with new information.
Information from the Central England Law Centre
Please see attached the latest information for families from the CELC for anyone struggling at this difficult time.
This term, Coventry Educational Psychology Service is offering direct telephone support to parents and carers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The service is available for families who live in Coventry who feel they may benefit from the opportunity to speak with a member of the team to support them at this time.
Children and Young Person Advice Helpline
Children and Young Peoples Specialist Mental Health service in CWPT have with the current crisis team worked together to develop a CYP response that will allow us to support you 24 hours 7 days a week and where needed continue to support you within the Rise Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing service directly for Children and Young People.
If you are calling between the hours of 8am and 8 pm please call Childrens Crisis Team at Whitestone on: 024 7664 1799
If you are calling between the hours of 8pm and 8 am please call Coventry Crisis team Crisis team: 024 7693 8000
Staying Safe Online
The NSPCC have top tips on various different aspects of online safety such as online games, parental controls, internet connected devices:
The internet matters link has a variety of different leaflets that are age specific:
Unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety for the whole family: