Advice and Information
Parent Information and support from Autism Outreach
The Autism Outreach Team have compiled an information leaflet for parents coping with children with autism at home during this difficult time.
They have also produced two social stories that you may wish to share with your child.
Talking to Your Child About Coronavirus
This is a very difficult time for all of us and we know many children will be feeling quite anxious about the sudden changes to their daily routines and lives. The Derbyshire Educational Psychology team have put together the following information with ideas of how to address questions with your child. There are also some very ggod websites with resources for parents.
STAYING SAFE ON-LINE
Many of you came to school last year to hear Traci Good deliver advice and tips on how we can help to keep our children safe online. During the school closures our children will be spending more time online as they complete school work and entertain themselves. Therefore it is important that we remind ourselves on how we can help to keep our children safe.
Traci Good has released some YouTube clips aimed at parents, as a reminder of the importance of engaging with their child/s online lives during this time. Topics covered include issues such as parental controls (and how to set them), which apps have seen a surge in popularity since the pandemic, and age specific information aimed at 0-5's, 6 - 11's and over 11's.
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
- Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)