This page is dedicated towards supporting families. Within this page you will find support and guidance towards: mental health and wellbeing; and safeguarding (including staying safe online).
We will update this page regularly with information from government, local authority, charities and the many other professional sectors assisting schools and families. .
Essex Family Support Service
Does your family need some extra support right now? Click here for details of our Essex Support Service and how to make contact.
Supporting Parents Help-finder (Young Minds)
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Help-finder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
'Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19)' has been published by GOV.UK. Here you will find information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home. To access this document, please click here.
Essex County Council have created Staying well: Children and families. Resources are for parents and carers to help them support children's wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to go to the Essex website page.
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service have created a resource hub to equip families to cope in these challenging times. Click here to go to the ECFWS Resource Hub.
Educational Psychology Parent Helpline
Please find attached a copy of the flyer for the Educational Psychologist (EP) Parent Helpline. The helpline is open on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm. To ensure access is available to those that need it most, please contact the helpline only if you feel you may benefit from this service. Click here for more details.