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COVID-19

Coronavirus/COVID-19

We understand that these are exceptionally difficult and unprecedented times, with news and guidance changing quickly which can be extremely confusing. Therefore, we will be updating this section of the website regularly as the picture unfolds, with the latest news and guidance which will hopefully answer your questions. If you need support and would like to talk to someone, our team is still at hand to help and guide you. Visit our bookings page to select a Callback appointment, or telephone 020 3233 0251.

 

Latest News and Guidance

Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers (Gov website; 11th May 2020)

Secretary of State for Education's notice to modify the duty relating to education, health and care (EHC) plans during the coronavirus outbreak (DfE, 30th April 2020)

Read the Minister's open letter to the SEND sector - 24th March 2020

Update on SEN provision from the Government

Update on Tribunals during COVID-19 from the Government

Government guidance on “Supporting your Children’s Education during coronavirus (COVID-19)”

IPSEA has provided a helpful update on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision

 

Resources

 
NELFT has produced a helpful toolkit about activities for young children at home which includes home routines, keeping healthy and play which can be found here.

Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has released a guide to Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ ASD: coping with COVID-19 isolation

Nosy Crow: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

Easy Read Government Advice on Social Distancing, staying alert and safe.