The government have updated their guidance "Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening".
The Department for Education has decided to extend the changes for a local authority to act on provisions for children and young people with an EHC plan for a further month till end of June.
The government guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people from Covid-19 has been updated, you can find the guidance here.
KCC Disabled Children’s Services are now able to offer families resources to help them during lockdown. The scheme is available to: 1.
The government have published advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and discabilities (SEND), you can find it here: https://www. gov. uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Just a reminder that there is an adjustment to the daily exercise & stay at home rules for people who have a specific condition need - this includes people with learning disabilities and autistic people who need to exercise more…
The Prime Minister has written a letter which will be sent to every household in the coming weeks. Here is an easy read version you can download. https://www. keepsafe. org. uk/pm-letter
The government has made temporary changes to the law on Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans.
A message from Kent County Council Public Health Commissioner Heather Randle: "The reality of this lockdown is challenging and can create anxiety for many. The constant news and information about COVID19 can feel overwhelming.
Dr Rachel Hussey has a series of talks that may be useful during stressful times, they can be viewed on youtube: Anxiety - https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=7qq4T11apVE Sleep - https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=fEyrB3lKjSk Emotional regulation and relationships - https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=PmMoRR-SBMw