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Children, Young People and Families

Getting Back to School and College Safely
Schools and educational settings will open to all pupils from 8 March 2021. All primary school pupils will return to school on 8 March. Secondary school pupils may return on different dates to help schools carry out asymptomatic Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing. You will be contacted by email or post to tell you what you need to know and when your child will return to school.
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/backtoschoolsafely?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term==

Department for Education Information
The DfE has published information for parents and carers about attending schools,nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021 here.

DfE Coronavirus Helpline
A DfE helpline is also available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can call the helpline if you have a query in England about:
• early years including nurseries
• schools
• colleges
• universities
• children’s social care

Telephone: 0800 046 8687 ( Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm )
More information about contacting the DfE is here.

Sheffield Family Centres and Sheffield Parent Hub
The return to Face to Face groups started on 7 June. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please note that start dates vary and session times are subject to change. Please contact your local centre to confirm or book.

What’s On at Family Centres Summer Guide 2021=

Virtual groups= are still taking place online.

Sheffield Parenting What’s on Guide: Spring 2021
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/schools-and-childcare/family-centres/whats-on-guide-march-may.pdf

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum
A list of information and resources for children and young people.
https://sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/news/coronavirus-useful-links/

A guide for parents and carers to prepare their child to return to school after lockdown
https://sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sheffield-Parent-guide-for-supporting-children-to-return-to-school.pdf

Contact
Information about Covid-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children.
https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/

Special Needs Jungle
Latest Coronavirus information relevant for SEND families.
https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/latest-coronavirus-information-relevant-for-send-families/?utm_source==

Boloh Helpline
In many languages, Boloh means speak. If you are a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child ( 11+ ), young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? you can speak to Barnado’s new helpline about your worries, problems and stresses during the pandemic.If you need advice or someone to talk to, you can call 0800 1512605 or have a live online webchat Mon-Fri, from 1pm-8pm. On the phone, helpline advisors can talk to you in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Hindi.Psychotherapists can provide therapeutic support in English, Hindi, Bengali, French and Punjabi. For more information and to look at a range of resources visit the Boloh Helpline

Lullaby Trust
Coronavirus and Caring for your Baby FAQs
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/coronavirus-and-caring-for-your-baby/

Light
Pre and post natal support for the emotional wellbeing and mental health of mums and their families in Sheffield and beyond, during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.
https://lightpeersupport.org.uk/

Social Distancing Guidance for Parents and Carers
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKSHEFFIELD/2020/03/27/file_attachments/1412413/SD%20guidance%20for%20parents%20and%20carers%20March%202020.pdf

Learn Sheffield
Approved resources for home learning and the Home Learning Supplement.
https://learnsheffield.co.uk/Covid-19

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