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Useful Links for Parents, Carers and Others that Support Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

During Covid-19 Useful links for Parents, Carers and Others that Support Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Issued by The Department for Health and Social Care and The Department for Education

General Overall Guidance

On the GOV.UK website there is a comprehensive set of guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Helpline

  • The Department for Education has a Coronavirus helpline for education and children's social care related queries available to anyone working in the sector as well as parents/carers.

Its number is 0800 046 8687 with advisors responding to questions between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday, and 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions for educational setting and local authorities

Shielding

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Other support includes:                                                         

  • The charity Contact provides information and advice for families of disabled children with support available via their Freephone Helpline 0800 808 3555 and website: https://contact.org.uk/covid-19.