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
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.