COVID-19 Updates/Links and resources

Despite the current situation with Covid-19, we are still working and continuing to offer information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities.

Additionally, in order to try and support people during these difficult times, our advisers are also on hand to offer information and support around school closures and educating children with SEND at home. We have established a direct link with specialist teachers and other professionals which means that we can liaise with them for specific advice around your personal situation if necessary.

We have set this specific area on our website for guidance and information relating to Covid-19. This is updated regularly to ensure the most current Government guidance is available along with any other relevant news or updates. We are also sharing ideas and links for online learning in this area, please be aware these are not from the Department for Education and are not endorsed by us.

Please continue to follow Government advice and stay safe.


New school admissions appeals regulations

New school admissions appeals regulations

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Information and articles

SEND risk assessments and preparing for a return to school (or not)

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COVID-19 government updates

Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

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The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

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Conducting a SEND risk assessment during the coronavirus outbreak

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Details on phased wider opening of schools, colleges and nurseries

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How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

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Free school meal guidance

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Ministerial letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

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Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision

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Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

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Coronavirus - What you need to do

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

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Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

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Update from Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman

Suspension of all casework activity

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Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

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COVID-19 Tribunal Services update

SENDIST COVID-19 update

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SENDIST Fully paperless hearings

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IPSEA - Easy read update by IPSEA on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision

IPSEA update on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision

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Council for Disabled Children (CDC) updates

Communication update with email address for CDC

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Health and wellbeing

Why have people with Down's syndrome been added to the high risk list - Easy read

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Keep safe - Easy read posters



Can’t wear a mask?
Worried about travel?

Download this PDF template and cut out one of the cards to show. Each card explains a different reason why it’s ok for you to not wear a mask.

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Norfolk & Waveney - Mental health advice for 0-25's

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Children and young people's hub

Activities, support and advice for children and young people

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Domestic Abuse Support Services

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Frozen yoga for kids

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Kidz bop

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Joe Wicks workouts

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Supporting young peoples mental health during periods of disruption

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Norfolk Healthy Child Programme Essential Services Update.


Online learning

BBC Bitesize

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Class room secrets

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Twinkl

Downloadable working documents

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The Maths Factor

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Oak National Academy

Online classroom and resource hub

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Educational resources for learning at home - NCC

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Primary age resources to support emotional wellbeing

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Short book in various languages regarding COVID-19 for children under 7

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