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Covid-19 / Coronavirus - SEND resources and information

We have created this page on the Local Offer to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

We will also add any relevant updates from specific services as they become available.

For the latest information and guidance form the government see below you can also sign up here to be alerted to the latest updates –

Government website for latest updates

For general information from the Council regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) please follow this link:

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/coronavirus-information

In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 many SEND support services are suspending face-to-face meetings and are instead asking people to phone or e-mail instead. We are doing this in Wakefield so going forward please use the email or phone line for WESAIL – WESAIL@barnardos.org.uk or 01924 304152 – if no one answer your call we suggest sending an email rather than leaving a voice message. You can also find lots of useful information, ideas and resources on our facebook page WESAIL Facebook

You can also find information and support on facebook at Wakefield Parent Carer Forum

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found at this link here.

 

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for discussing coronavirus with children and young people with SEND.

 

 

National Autistic Society have guidance and a helpline for parents and young people.

Mencap have an easy read guide to explain the Coronavirus.

Place2Be have a guide to help parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing.

Young Minds have a blog post about talking to your child about Coronavirus and tips to support family wellbeing.

Carers UK have guidance for carers.

Covibook is an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under.  It encourages children to explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.

Amaze have an information pack for parents.

Minister Ford's open letter to the SEND sector PDF.

Supporting Children and Families through unexpected times - COVID-19

Structure and routines

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for structure and form daily routines.

Early Years Visual Starter Pack File 6.docx

home symbols 1 File 7.PDF

home symbols 2 File 8.PDF

tool-28-reward-charts File 1.PDF

tool-29-motivator-puzzles File 2.PDF

tool-36-structured-leisure-activities File 3.PDF

Visuals Booklet - support for parents File 5.PDF

key prompts instructions File 9.docx

Useful sources of further information File 4.docx

My_Task_Organiser File 11.doc

My_Task_Organiser File 10.doc

Learning

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful Learning.

tool-35-structured-activities File 1.PDF

File 2 TEACCH Workstation.doc

Children and young people with autism

Below are is some adivce and some Coronavirus support packs for parents with children and young people with autism.

Talking about coronavirus

Talking about coronavirusc Docx

What is coronavirus PDF

Pandemics and the coronavirus PDF

Information about Coronavirus PDF

Hygiene

Hand washing sequence Docx

Hand washing Docx

Hand washing social story PDF

Washing hands PDF

Sensory and physical

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful sensory and phyiscal needs.

tool-41-Strategies-to-address-need File 3.PDF

tool-42-Sensory-profile File 4.PDF

tool-44-Environment-checklist File 5.PDF

Homemade Rubbery Goop Recipe File 6.docx

Keep Calm File 7.pub

Anxiety

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for anxiety.

All about worry File 5.pptx

Stan the Dinobrain File 6.docx

tool-15-The-stress-bucket File 7.PDF

tool-16-emotion-themometer File 8.PDF

tool-17-5-to-1 File 9.PDF

tool-18-How-do-I-feel File 10.PDF

tool-20-Happy-books File 1.PDF

tool-22-Cognitive-picture-therapy-examples File 2.PDF

traffic light File 3.docx

Visuals for anxiety File 4.docx

Complex Needs

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for those with complex needs.

Complex Care Needs Team Bulletin 1.docx

Complex Care Needs Team Bulletin 2.docx

Short Breaks Assessment Team (Bulletin).docx

Covid-19 / Coronavirus - SEND resources and information

We have created this page on the Local Offer to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

We will also add any relevant updates from specific services as they become available.

For the latest information and guidance form the government see below you can also sign up here to be alerted to the latest updates –

Government website for latest updates

For general information from the Council regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) please follow this link:

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/coronavirus-information

In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 many SEND support services are suspending face-to-face meetings and are instead asking people to phone or e-mail instead. We are doing this in Wakefield so going forward please use the email or phone line for WESAIL – WESAIL@barnardos.org.uk or 01924 304152 – if no one answer your call we suggest sending an email rather than leaving a voice message. You can also find lots of useful information, ideas and resources on our facebook page WESAIL Facebook

You can also find information and support on facebook at Wakefield Parent Carer Forum

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found at this link here.

 

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for discussing coronavirus with children and young people with SEND.

 

 

National Autistic Society have guidance and a helpline for parents and young people.

Mencap have an easy read guide to explain the Coronavirus.

Place2Be have a guide to help parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing.

Young Minds have a blog post about talking to your child about Coronavirus and tips to support family wellbeing.

Carers UK have guidance for carers.

Covibook is an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under.  It encourages children to explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.

Amaze have an information pack for parents.

Minister Ford's open letter to the SEND sector PDF.

Supporting Children and Families through unexpected times - COVID-19

Structure and routines

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for structure and form daily routines.

Early Years Visual Starter Pack File 6.docx

home symbols 1 File 7.PDF

home symbols 2 File 8.PDF

tool-28-reward-charts File 1.PDF

tool-29-motivator-puzzles File 2.PDF

tool-36-structured-leisure-activities File 3.PDF

Visuals Booklet - support for parents File 5.PDF

key prompts instructions File 9.docx

Useful sources of further information File 4.docx

My_Task_Organiser File 11.doc

My_Task_Organiser File 10.doc

Learning

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful Learning.

tool-35-structured-activities File 1.PDF

File 2 TEACCH Workstation.doc

Children and young people with autism

Below are is some adivce and some Coronavirus support packs for parents with children and young people with autism.

Talking about coronavirus

Talking about coronavirusc Docx

What is coronavirus PDF

Pandemics and the coronavirus PDF

Information about Coronavirus PDF

Hygiene

Hand washing sequence Docx

Hand washing Docx

Hand washing social story PDF

Washing hands PDF

Sensory and physical

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful sensory and phyiscal needs.

tool-41-Strategies-to-address-need File 3.PDF

tool-42-Sensory-profile File 4.PDF

tool-44-Environment-checklist File 5.PDF

Homemade Rubbery Goop Recipe File 6.docx

Keep Calm File 7.pub

Anxiety

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for anxiety.

All about worry File 5.pptx

Stan the Dinobrain File 6.docx

tool-15-The-stress-bucket File 7.PDF

tool-16-emotion-themometer File 8.PDF

tool-17-5-to-1 File 9.PDF

tool-18-How-do-I-feel File 10.PDF

tool-20-Happy-books File 1.PDF

tool-22-Cognitive-picture-therapy-examples File 2.PDF

traffic light File 3.docx

Visuals for anxiety File 4.docx

Complex Needs

Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for children with complex needs.

Complex Care Needs Team Bulletin 1.docx

Complex Care Needs Team Bulletin 2.docx

Short Breaks Assessment Team (Bulletin).docx