Key Information Covid-19

Safeguarding Children in the Coronavirus Crisis: Information for volunteers, delivery drivers and other workers in contact with families link

Below are links to official information regarding Coronavirus COVID-19:

Face Coverings in relation to children: Government guidance is young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons) do not have to wear face a covering link 

The Lullaby Trust: Who raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies have urged parents to avoid using face masks on babies and state “We are not aware of any advice for babies to wear masks, whether they are infected or not. There is a potential risk of suffocation and other hazards with doing this” link

UK Government: Covid-19 guidance and support link

UK Government: Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students  link

UK Government: Take 5 to stop fraud link

Public Health England link

NHS link

NHS 111: check if you have symptoms  link

Wakefield Council: Coronavirus information link

School Resources

WSCP Education/Schools Information  link

Resources for children

BBC: Five ways to keep you children occupied (and learning!) at home link

CBBC: Video and questions for children link

Children’s Society – Self isolating and dealing with conflict at home link

Early years: Zero to Three link

ELSA: Coronavirus story for children link

Emeritus Professor Jan Horwath: Working with child Neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic link

Ineqe: Explaining coronavirus to children link

Mentally Healthy Schools: Responding to the Coronavirus – Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing link

National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources link

South West Yorkshire NHS Trust: Supporting children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing link

South West Yorkshire NHS Trust: Mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people in the Wakefield district during the coronavirus pandemic guide

Special Needs Jungle: Parent-focused ideas, school resources, explanations for children link

Sport England: Stay in, work out link

Think you know: Home activity worksheets link

Wakefield Families Newsletters: Whether it is inspiration for things to do indoors, fun foodie activities, or advice around routines and things like sleep – we’ve got you covered April and May

World Health Organisation (WHO): Helping children deal with stress during COVID-19 link

If you or someone you know needs support:

24 Hour Mental Health Help Line 0800 183 0558.  A confidential helpline for anyone with mental health needs and their carers link

Childline contact number 0800 11 11 link

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably– help and support online link

CAMHS single point of access for advice and support 01924 304 172 link

Carersuk: Coronavirus guidance link

Change Grow Live (CGL) – CGL offer a confidential drug and alcohol service for young people 0808 169 8711 link

Combined Minds – app-based support to help families and friends support young people with their mental health – Download link or at an app store

Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing link

Doc Ready – helps people to prepare to talk to somebody about mental health, including a doctor link

Elefriends – a safe place to listen, share and be heard link

Heads Above the Waves – online advice, support and coping strategies for young people suffering from depression and self-harm link

Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online support for 11 to 19 year olds link

Meetwo – offers a safe and secure forum for teenagers to discuss any issues that are affecting their lives link

Metropolitan Police: The Little Book of Big Scams link

Migrant Information Hub: Information for migrants and services in Yorkshire and Humber link

Mindout – online instant message service that is confidential and anonymous to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities link

MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing link

NHS: Every Mind Matters link

NHS: Mood assessment and Mental Health Wellbeing Audio Guides link

Papyrus – online text or phone support to young people link 0800 0684141 or text 07860039967

Relate: advice and tips for helping your relationship stay healthy link

Research in Practice: Supporting remote and online supervision during COVID-19 link

Samaritans – free, anytime support, providing a listening ear and emotional support link Phone116 123

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) – are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic link 0330 223 0099

SelfharmUK – peer-to-peer communications for young people aged 14-19. A space for them to share their encouraging experiences through the use of blogs, stories, poetry and art link

Shout – available for anyone of any age, who is a resident in the UK needing support in a crisis link

Star Bereavement – supporting local children and young people who have been bereaved and are in need of support link 01924 787384

Stay Alive – App for those at risk of suicide or those worried about someone link

Talking Therapies – for young people aged 16 years or older who are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District link 01924 234860 / email:

Victim Support – emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has been affected by a crime link 0300 303 1971

Well Women Centre – online support for young women aged 16 years or older link

WF I Can: An Online resource for children and young people in Wakefield: link

Winstons Wish – giving hope to grieving children and supporting families link 08088 020021

Young Minds – resources for children and young people, parents and professionals about looking mental health and wellbeing link

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