Covid 19 Support for Parents Carers and Children

Support for children:

  • Drapers' Academy - FORM FOCUS THIS WEEK
  • Information about Coronavirus
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - if you see any harmful or inappropriate online content, you can report it here
  • CEOP - for advice on reporting about online abuse
  • The e-Bug Project - Fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics
  • DfE helpline - 0800 046 8687
    This helpline is to answer questions about education. It’s available to you as well as your parents and your school staff.
  • Childline - 0800 1111
    You can phone at anytime, the call is free.  If you sign up for a Childline account on the website you’ll be able to message a counsellor at any time, you don’t have to use your email address. 1:1 chat with online advisors also available.
  • Young Minds
    Support for you and also your parents/carers.
    Free 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis - just text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers who are supported by experienced clinical supervisors.
    Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
  • Muslim Youth Helpline - 0808 808 2008
    Support by phone, live chat or email.
  • Child Bereavement UK – 0800 02 888 40
    App: apart of me
    Supports you if someone close to you has died, or you are worried that people you care about may die.
  • Winstons Wish – 08088 020 021
    crisis messenger – text WW to 85258 (24/7)
    Provides support for you if someone close to you has died. The helpline is operating a remote service. Please leave a voicemail and you’ll get a call back from a withheld number as soon as possible.
  • Papyrus - 0800 068 4141 - text 07860 039967, pat@papyrus-uk.ork
    This day time service provides help and support if you are having suicidal thoughts, or are concerned about a friend.
  • The Mix - 0808 808 4994 (1pm - 11pm daily)
    If you're under 25 you can talk to The Mix for free. They can help you with challenges you’re facing - from mental health to money, homelessness to finding a job, break-ups to drugs.
  • BBC Bitesize
    Coronavirus: Tips on coping with fear of losing a loved one.

Support for parents/carers to keep their children safe online:


Covid 19 support for parent/carers and children and young people:

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here