Please see below for useful information relating to children:
Boloh - Barnardo’s COVID-19 helpline and webchat for age 11+
Are you a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child, young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? You can speak to us about your worries, problems and stresses during this time, and we can provide emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help. https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk/
BaNES Children's Centre Services Website
If you have a child in care or are part of a separated family there is an explanation of some Frequently Asked Questions here.
Deaf - National Deaf Children's Society
Education and Childcare - Guidance Note for parents of children returning to school and Government website for advice
Fever - COVID-19 isn't making children particularly unwell. Please look out for signs of severe illness if your child has a fever and if in doubt, contact us or 111 when we are closed
Food Clubs - Information and Referral Form providing local families, with children under 11, a range of affordable food every week
Guidance Letter for Parents of Children Returning to School (Sep 20)
The healthy families programme around healthy eating is available at this website with courses for differing age groups.
LEAP - (see the flyer by clicking this link) is available to those aged 5-17 years with a BMI over the 91st centile
HENRY- Open to parents with children 0-5 years old
Cook It- Open to all families with children aged 4-17 years old
Looking after your Feelings and your Body
Leaflet and animation to explain what coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to help stop the virus spreading
Mental Health Helpline for children and young people, Mental Health Support for children, Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, Every Mind Matters help for young people and parents
Mental Health - Think Ninja App designed for 10 to 18 year olds to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills to build resilience and stay well
School - is my child too ill for school?
School - Public Health England have produced some leaflets to give advice about returning to both primary and secondary schools. See here for Primary schools and here for Secondary schools.
To help children understand COVID see this website which has sections for primary and secondary school aged children.
Unwell Children advice may help you decide where to take a sick child
Unwell Children information for parents/carers with unwell children
What Parents Need to Know about COVID-19, please note schools are developing local policies so please check with your child's school before contacting us. This flow chart may help too. Thank you