Covid 19 SEND Parent links
We understand that Covid-19 is posing challenges for everyone, and we realise that this may be particularly the case for children with special needs and their families.
Here are some supports which you may find helpful:
DSPL5 - Delivering Specialised Provision Locally https://www.dspl5.co.uk/topic/information-for-families
ADDvance ADHD and Autism Trust https://www.add-vance.org/parents/courses/
Free support for children and their families with SEND https://hertssendiass.org.uk/home.aspx
Supporting parent/carers of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum, ADHD or a related condition http://www.spaceherts.org.uk/
Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield Schools Partnership
School Family Support Workers continue to offer support – see link for timings and contacts. Sign up for Parent Post newsletters. https://wgc-hatfieldschoolspartnership.com/
Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
A CAMHS specialist is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide specialist advice and support to families and professionals about children experiencing mental health crisis. Contact CAMHS Crisis Team on 0300 777 0707. In a mental health emergency as always, dial 111 for NHS medical support.
Bereavement Support for families Hertfordshire coronavirus bereavement guides www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirusbereavement Winston’s Wish: resources and advice for families and professionals www.winstonswish.org.uk Cruse Bereavement Care: resources and advice for families and professionals https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Support for children by children: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/lost-for-words.aspx Nurture UK https://www.nurtureuk.org/what-we-do/news/news/bereavement-support-children-and-young-people