Advice for Foster Care and Residential Provision

The Government have released guidance and advice to foster carers, residential providers, local authorities and others who have safeguarding responsibilities for children and young people. The guidelines have been updated in accordance with the Governments strategy to slowly repeal some of the measures that were imposed when lockdown originally began.

Additional guidance and advice for those within the fostering and residential sectors can be found using the links below:

Foster Care

Residential Provision

Advice for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People with SEND

The Department For Education are continuing work with local authorities, families and carers of children with SEND. As part of the easing of lockdown measures, the Government have asked special schools, special post 16- institutions and hospital schools to work towards a phrased return of more children and young people without a focus on specific year groups.

Additional information on how to best support children with SEND and the Governments plans for a phased return to school can be found using the links below:

Helping children with SEND

Tips for children and parents during lockdown

The COVID-19 has pandemic led to significant changes in our day to day lives, with some restrictive measures still in place. The lockdown and the changes to our normal routine will impact our mental health in different ways, however Young Minds, the children’s mental health charity have put together a number of helpful tips, blogs and articles to help support children during this uncertain time.

The SLCP have also designed COVID-19 myth buster and general advice leaflets. These documents will provide children and young people with added guidance around what the current situation means for them. Both can be accessed using the links below.