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 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
The government has published new information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home: Guidance on supporting children age 2 to 4 Guidance on supporting Primary school children Guidance on supporting children with SEND
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges vulnerable children and their families may be facing, Wellchild are offering a Direct Response Service to try and help you get the things you need.