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 regulationsVisit page
Information and articles
SEND risk assessments and preparing for a return to school (or not)Visit page
COVID-19 government updates
Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020Visit page
The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategyVisit page
Conducting a SEND risk assessment during the coronavirus outbreakVisit page
Details on phased wider opening of schools, colleges and nurseriesVisit page
How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakVisit page
Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidanceVisit page
Free school meal guidanceVisit page
Ministerial letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)148 KB Download
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young peopleVisit page
Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provisionVisit page
Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carersVisit page
Coronavirus - What you need to doVisit page
Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020Visit page
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.Visit page
Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparationVisit page
Update from Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman
Suspension of all casework activityVisit page
Full guidance on staying at home and away from othersVisit page
COVID-19 Tribunal Services update
IPSEA - Easy read update by IPSEA on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision
IPSEA update on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provisionVisit page
Council for Disabled Children (CDC) updates
Communication update with email address for CDC13 KB Download
Health and wellbeing
Why have people with Down's syndrome been added to the high risk list - Easy read7.5 MB Download
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.
Norfolk & Waveney - Mental health advice for 0-25'sVisit page
Children and young people's hub
Activities, support and advice for children and young peopleVisit page
Domestic Abuse Support Services80 KB Download
Frozen yoga for kidsVisit page
Kidz bopVisit page
Joe Wicks workoutsVisit page
Supporting young peoples mental health during periods of disruptionVisit page
Norfolk Healthy Child Programme Essential Services Update.
BBC BitesizeVisit page
Class room secretsVisit page
Downloadable working documentsVisit page
The Maths FactorVisit page
Oak National Academy
Online classroom and resource hubVisit page