Children and young people ‘increasingly isolated’ in lockdown
The views of children and young people with experience of the justice system.
Why we need to be kind: a recovery curriculum
Professor Barry Carpenter describes how a recovery curriculum could be implemented.
Advice for parenting teens during Covid-19 from Home Start
Tips to help guide conversations about talking to teenagers about staying inside and how they are feeling.
Covid-19 may push millions of children into child labour
UNICEF and the International Labour Organization say gains made could be lost.
Advice for teachers and other school staff on school re-opening
A letter from Government and COSLA on priorities for teachers and other school staff.
Children need to play again
When lockdown is lifted, children should be allowed to play with their friends as soon as possible.
Supplementary National Child Protection Guidance updated
Guidance updated to reflect the impact of Covid-19 on children and families. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-supplementary-national-child-protection-guidance/
Summary of scientific evidence and re-opening schools and early learning and childcare
Evidence is being built internationally, across the UK and within Scotland.
Coronavirus: Is it safe for children to return to school?
The evidence from the return in other countries explored.
Coronavirus play updates from Play Scotland
Children need play to survive and thrive. It is through playing that children make sense of their world.
We need to prepare for the mental health effects of coronavirus
US article highlights the work we will need to do.
Easy read information about Coronavirus
Easy Health have published a range of materials for people with learning disabilities to help them understand and navigate responses to the pandemic.
Protect vulnerable children’s rights during the pandemic
The United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres has issued an impassioned plea for the world to protect the rights and education of vulnerable children.
Managing your family’s cabin fever!
In an environment of self-isolation we need to be especially wary that the added stress could have us defaulting to an unhelpful communication style at home.
Re-opening schools: what’s best?
Is it safe for children and young people to return to school?
You are not alone
A new film from Scottish Women’s Aid for young women who are experiencing domestic abuse during lockdown.
Beating the Virus illustrated by Lucy Bergonzi
A short wordless story to help people understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe, from publisher Beyond Words.
Tips for remote primary teaching
A teacher in Italy who has been teaching primary pupils remotely for seven weeks explains what she has learned.
Is pupil feedback useful at the moment?
Giving pupils remote feedback at this time risks widening the gap between the most and least able, argues Ian Taylor.
The lockdown, children in care and family contact
The ‘lockdown’ is impacting on children’s connections with family. An open letter from Parents Advocacy and Rights
Outdoor Play at Emergency Childcare Settings – Guidance on COVID-19
Care Inspectorate guidance acknowledges that spending time outside, engaged in active play, is good for the mental and physical health, while also following the advice given.
Coronavirus is the cause of anxiety and concern
CAMHS resources to support children, young people and families
Supporting young people’s mental health
Advice from the Anna Freud Centre on support during periods of disruption.
Sex, alcohol and Covid-19
Unintended pregnancy is a concern, but the risks of an unwelcome outcome are elevated by the well-kent combination of alcohol and sex.
Coronavirus a book for children
By the Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler from Nosy Crow books, free to download.
Enquire information on Coronavirus
Enquire is the national advice service for Additional Support Needs and learning.
My learning and support during coronavirus
Reach provides information for young people with additional support needs, find out more here on Covid-19.
Covid19, children’s care and protection
One stop shop for information from CELCIS – on residential care, kinship care, adoption and foster care. With content for care-experienced young people, social workers and teachers too.
Child contact and Coronavirus
It is understandable that there may be anxiety about child contact arrangements and what this might mean for children. Information from Scottish Women’s Rights Centre.
COVID-19 plain language info
A booklet by and for people with disabilities.
Coronavirus Social Story
Free social story by Little Puddins Autism Educators
Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Best coronavirus resources for parents
Parenting Across Scotland have considered what families might need just now and put together the best information and resources – from play to mental health to benefits and more. To be kept up to date, with more added as they become available.