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Useful Resources/Information for Children/Young People & Parents/Carers during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please click below to access a wealth of Useful Resources/Information during Coronavirus (COVID-19).

During lockdown we have been made aware of anectodal evidence of an increase in child on parent violence. Support is at hand.

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Sefton Council are working hard to keep all residents informed of the current situation with regard to COVID-19 and to let our communities know what is happening from a Council prospective. Please visit

For changes to Council Services please visit

Click here to read an open letter from Minister Ford to SEND Sector regarding Schools Opening

We are always looking at improving Sefton’s SEND Local Offer, please click here to give us feedback.

Sefton Carers Centre Parent Carer Team would like to invite Parent/Carers to take part in our Virtual Coffee Morning on Thursday 2nd July, 10.30am-11.30am with Avril Waterson & Anthony Bradbury from Sefton Travel Support Team

On Thursday July 2nd  10.30-11.30am Sefton Carers Centre – Parent Carer Team have invited Avril Waterson & Anthony Bradbury from Sefton Travel Support Team to come along and join our virtual Parent Carer coffee morning.

They will give an overview of what the Travel Support Team deliver and be available to answer any questions you may have.

To join us please e mail for the link

We look forward to seeing you

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RCPCH releases guidance for clinicians on shielding children and young people

This updated RCPCH advice for clinicians is provided to help members in their discussions with children and young people who are shielding across the UK and their families.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has today published guidance for clinicians about the shielding of clinically vulnerable children and young people.

The guidance updates the original shielded patients list, which was published in the early days of the pandemic. Given that COVID-19 was a novel virus, the original guidance was cautious and covered a broad range of conditions and clinical vulnerabilities. As more data and research has emerged, it is now possible to provide further information for clinicians to assist with conversations and decisions about shielding.

According to the new RCPCH guidance, the majority of children with conditions including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and kidney disease do not need to continue to shield and can, for example, return to school as it reopens. This includes many children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and scoliosis, for whom the benefits of school - in terms of access to therapies and developmental support - outweigh the risk of infection.

The guidance sets out two groups of shielded patients. Patients in Group A should continue to shield. Patients in Group B will require a case-by-case discussion to decide whether, on the balance of risks, a child should be advised to continue to shield.

Dr Liz Whittaker, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology and co-author of the guidance for RCPCH, said:

There is a group of children who are very clinically vulnerable, and they should continue to shield. There is a second group who are currently shielding but may not need to do so. It’s important for parents and carers to have a conversation with their specialist to determine the best course of action. These conversations will be informed by knowledge of the severity of the disease, intensity of the treatment, and for some, their home situation. We need to get the balance right between clinical risks and the social impact of shielding. We know this has been a tough period for lots of children, young people, and their loved ones. This guidance is to help doctors have evidence-based discussions with parents and carers.

The guidance states:

  • Children and young people who are cared for just in primary care are very unlikely to need to continue to shield.
  • A small group of children who are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ due to their pre-existing condition will need to continue to shield.
  • A further, larger group of children exists who, due to their underlying condition, may need to continue to shield. The decision on whether they need to do so would normally result from a discussion between the clinician, the child and their family.

Patients can be removed from the shielding patient list by their GP or specialist, following consultation with the child and their family, and other clinicians where appropriate.

More information

The new guidance takes account of systematic reviews about milder outcomes in children, research evidence summaries, and a service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital in England.

This advice has been developed in partnership with a wide range of paediatric specialty groups: British Association of Paediatric Nephrology, British Association of Perinatal Medicine, British Congenital Cardiac Association, British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group, British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity & Infection Group (working with the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network), British Paediatric Neurology Association, British Paediatric Respiratory Society, British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, British Society for Rheumatology, Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, Paediatric Special Interest Group of British Haematology Society. Many specialties also worked with parents and patient groups as they developed their advice.

For further information, please visit

Information and Advice Webinars produced by Sefton's Educational Psychology Team

A Free Back to School Toolkit

With the wider opening of schools on 1st June, we have produced a Back to School Toolkit of resources to help support signage, wayfinding and personal care around a socially distanced school environment.

Download Free via this link:

Back to School Toolkit of symbol materials to support the wider opening of schools

Home Schooling Resources during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Click here for Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click here for a list of online education resources for Home Education from the Department for Education

Click here for Ideas for Home School Structure

Click here for Useful Resources for Home Schooling during coronavirus crisis within the North West Regional Network Newsletters

Many primary school children do not have access to educational software at home, and this will be particularly vital for learners who need additional reading and writing support when at school. Cricksoft are therefore providing free access for pupils and teachers of any school that is affected by coronavirus closures. Clicker is the complete writing solution for the primary classroom, providing every pupil, including those with EAL, with support and challenge.

Click here for information about free Clicker Software during COVID-19

Click here for a Parent/Carer Toolkit, SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Resources, Activities and Support from BBC Bitesize.

Young Minds Wellbeing Bingo

As long as schools are closed, teachers and parents can access thousands of free resources from Collins for young people aged 3-16, including: ebooks, songs, interactive tools, language lessons, flashcards, practice papers, an audiobook, revision resources and wellbeing activities.

Supporting the home learning of EAL pupils in SECONDARY SCHOOLS during school closures

The following advice has been put together by The Bell Foundation to help teachers reach out to EAL pupils and their families. The complete webinar (with full explanations) can be found on their YouTube channel. The points made are not intended to create more work for teachers but are merely suggestions for anyone who is looking for more ideas around EAL learning during lockdown. The focus of these suggestions is on pupils who are at the stages of new to English/early acquisition.

Click here to access the Supported the Home Learning of Secondary EAL pupils during school closures.

Teaching resources for KS3, KS4 & KS5. Written by teachers for teachers - lesson plans, teaching ideas, worksheets, games & interactive activities. All resources on this site are completely free while schools are closed. Simply register for access.


Click here for 72 Things for Teens to Do During Coronavirus Lockdown


Useful printable visuals for home settings.

Click here for Home Schooling Visuals for use during COVID -19


Top 5 education classes by celebrities

  1. 10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman
  2. 11.00am - English with David Walliams
  3. 1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass
  4. Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
  5. 9.30am Every Wednesday - Geography with Steve Backshall


Chatterpack has put together a fantastic and comprehensive list of inclusive home learning resources. Scroll down for SEND specific resources and information.
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Widgit Online free for 30 days

Widgit is offering a free and extended licence to help families while schools, day services etc are closed.
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Click here to Learning about online safety at home


Parents and Carers Help sheets

If you haven’t already, the first thing to do is read our Parents and Carers Help sheets - there is one for primary and one for secondary. These contain key online safety advice and links to our resources, as well as support services.

Home activity packs

Once you have read the Help sheets, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range.

Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.

For Early Years and Primary:

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 4-5

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 5-7

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 8-10

For Secondary:

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 11-13

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 14+

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Library Services at home - During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sefton Library Service’s buildings are currently closed, to help reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus.

Our digital library is open online; library members can borrow -e-books, e-audiobooks and read the daily newspapers. Information about this is available via the library service website 

It's like having your own personalised library in your pocket!

We will be sharing updates, reading suggestions, online storytimes and much more via our social media channels:

Twitter - @SeftonLibraries                             Facebook – Sefton Libraries



The UK's number 1 digital library app is available for all Sefton Library members. This means avid book fans can read or even listen to their favourite read, all for FREE! This innovative app offers users the chance to digitally borrow 1000s of e-books and e-audiobooks for limited periods. You can read or listen to a huge selection of titles from the world's best authors.



RBdigital offers a range of e-audiobooks to download and listen to, many of which are always available with no reservation list. Whether you are into bestselling thrillers, cosy sagas or hilarious children's stories, you can browse, read and download them all to your tablet, iPad or smartphone.

RBdigital also offers unlimited digital newspapers in partnership with PressReader, to help keep you up-to-date with daily news and current affairs at this time. There are thousands of local, national and global publications available to read through the app and online through the website.



In response to the temporary closure of our library buildings and courtesy of ProQuest, Ancestry can now be accessed free from your home computer or tablet. Simply log in to your library account and follow the link to the Ancestry. /…/online-resources-in-libraries.a…


Weekly virtual Storytime

Libraries understand the importance of enjoying stories together.  Join us every Monday 10.30am on the Sefton Libraries Facebook page, where you and your toddler can and enjoy watching one of our pre -recorded films. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our Libraries story and rhyme times when it is safe to do so. For now please enjoy our virtual Storytelling. 


Online Reading group

Check out the online reading group, via the library Facebook Page – Sefton Libraries.  Our aim is to get people talking and sharing, using our Digital Libraries titles available via the Boorowbox and RBDigital Apps. The new book is revealed fortnightly on a Sunday morning. Share you reviews online!



To contact us, or to join the library, simply email  and ask for a joining form.

If you have books on loan, these will be renewed for you, so please keep hold of them until we can safely reopen.

Helpful Information for Children/Young People and Parents/Carers during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please click below for helpful information for Children/Young People and Parents/Carers if Children/Young People are feeling anxious about Coronavirus (Covid-19).


Covid-19, Child information


Share Facts Covid 19


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Please contact the Well Young Person Team via email for further information.

Click here for a Guide for Schools in Supporting Parents, Carers and Children / Young People during COVID-19 Pandemic from Sefton Educational Psychology Service

Click here for a Guide for Parents/Carers, Supporting Children and Young People during COVID-19 Pandemic.


What is Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here for a video for kids from Alder Hey Hospital


Click here for Top tips for a good nights sleep during lockdown from Twinkle House

Click here to access Online Mental Health Courses for teenagers from The Ollie Foundation



Purple Ella shares her practical, straightforward advice on coping with anxiety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) which could be very useful for adults and children, neurodiverse and neurotypical.



Useful and practical toolkit to support children’s resilience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) developed by SISU Psychology:

Click here to access COVID- 19 and the Anti Baddies Resilience Toolkit




COVID-19 explanation and support resources





Easy ready COVID-19 guidance

Talking Mats have produced an easy read resource (Version 3) for latest COVID-19 government guidance. Useful for helping people with learning or communication difficulties understand what they can and cannot do.
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PrAACtical Resources: Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic

An interactive graphic with links to many free downloadable resources that can be used to support AAC learners. Includes visual schedules for hand washing, social narratives, videos, educational materials and more.
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Where to find Domestic Abuse support in Sefton

Many residents will be following the national advice around household isolation and social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This advice is in place to limit the spread of the virus and keep as many people as safe and well as possible.

We know that there are vulnerable people in our communities who will be more concerned than others about the prospect of staying at home for a number of reasons, including those who have been the victims of domestic abuse such as violence or coercive and controlling behaviour.

While all public services are adapting to new ways of working during this pandemic, our message to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse is clear: You are not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence - we will still be here for you, no matter what.

Merseyside Police, local authorities and providers of domestic abuse support across Merseyside will continue working together to maintain essential services and contacts for anyone affected by domestic abuse during the weeks and months to come.

Support will still be available by telephone, text message or online services.

Who to contact

If you, your child or anyone in the family are at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police urgently, CALL 999

If you are a Sefton resident and are experiencing domestic abuse or believe someone you know is please contact:
- Sefton IDVA service on 0151 934 5142
- Sefton Women’s and Children’s Aid 0151 922 8606

For more information and local services visit:  (directory of services)

Further support can also be found at these national agencies:
- Women’s Aid | | 
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
- Worst Kept Secret Helpline:  0800 028 3398
- Refuge (includes information for men) | | 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
- The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
- Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123

More information about those services and who to contact is available via

Carers Advice During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sefton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Help during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sefton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) partnership has been adapting in the face of Coronavirus.

To ensure children, young people and families can get the support they need they have issued new guidance on the support available and how to access it.

The guidance covers information on:

  • Crisis Support, Alder Hey CAMHS;
  • the Alder Hey Eating Disorders Service for Young People;
  • the School Nurse Service - Emotional Health and Wellbeing support;
  • Parenting 2000;
  • the Venus Star Centre;
  • Kooth;
  • Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

Click here to read the CAMHS guidance

Anyone struggling with their mental health during - COVID19

Everyone in should look after their mental health during .

If you need support on topics from mental health support to wellbeing resources, visit our dedicated Health and Wellbeing page

  Click here for further information 

Anxiety Resources

Sensory Resources

Communication Tools

Communication Tools for Patients with COVID-19

Free bank of communication tools from the Patient-Provider Communication Forum to download and print so that hospitals and healthcare workers can support communication. Includes Arabic, Spanish and Mandarin with more languages coming soon. Also helpful tips for beside communication strategies.
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Multi-million-pound Government settlement for the Family Fund to help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children

£37 million to support children with complex needs


The multi-million-pound settlement will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services.

The multi-million-pound settlement for Family Fund, detailed today by Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford, will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services - from washing machines and refrigerators to sensory and educational equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford. The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family, but vary depending on need.

Click here to read the Government announcement


Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK. We believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families. Beginning with those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against our own eligibility criteria (based on the social model of disability),we aim to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people and the lives of the families raising them across the UK. We support this aim by providing grants for essential items such as kitchen appliances, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets/computers, furniture and clothing. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures. We also provide a range of programmes and services, as well as information and advice to families that apply to us, in order to help them access more of the support that may be of help to them in raising their child or young person.

Find out more at, call us on 01904 550055, email us at  or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Accessible Information for COVID-19

It is important that every member of our community feels they have access to information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sefton Council uses Recite Me software so that our residents with accessibility issues can customise our website to meet their needs.

You can use Recite Me to:

  • Read website pages out loud – in different voices and languages
  • Increase and decrease the size of the text
  • Change the type-style – including into a Dyslexic-friendly font
  • Change the screen colours and contrast
  • Use an on-screen magnifying glass
  • Add a ruler to help keep your place on the page
  • View pages in a text-only mode
  • Download audio files of page contents.

To use the service, visitors to the website just need to click on Listen and Translate at the top of every page.

You will then see a toolbar of functions that will help make the pages more accessible for them in multiple ways. There is also a user guide to tell you more and an option to switch the service on and off.

This page contains accessible information for those who require additional information and support and will be regularly updated as new resources become available.

For further information please click here to visit the Sefton Council website page.

People with a Learning Disability

Easy Read

The government has produced information in ‘Easy Read’ format and is a good place to start for broad guidance on how to keep yourself and others safe during this time. This can be found here.

Easy read guidance for what to do if a member of your household is ill with coronavirus can be found here.


Mencap offer help and advice if you have a learning disability or care for someone who does. They also offer a dedicated helpline and an online community. 

People First Merseyside is a self advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities.

People with Autism

Easy Read

The government has produced information in ‘Easy Read’ format and is a good place to start for broad guidance on how to keep yourself and others safe during this time. This can be found here.

Easy read guidance for what to do if a member of your household is ill with coronavirus can be found here. 


National Autistic Society is a charity which amongst its many functions advises around Autism Spectrum conditions.  You can find Sefton specific services through the National Autistic Society and advice on coronavirus. 

Autistica offer tips and advice on how to cope during the Coronavirus lockdown.

People with a Sensory Impairment

National Guidance 

Public Health England have a range of resources, including British Sign Language, Braille and Large Print. This is official, government guidance and advice.  

Hearing Impairment

The NHS provide information in British Sign Language. 

The Deaf Health Charity provide daily updates in BSL 

Merseyside Society for Deaf People  offer support during the Coronavirus situation

Visual Impairments

Galloways in Southport will operate during the Coronavirus situation, for full information in audible format, click here. 

Deaf Blind

Deaf Blind offer support and accessible information for those who need it. For more info, click here. 


If English is not your first language and you would prefer information in your native language, we have Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from Public Health England in multiple languages here. 

Additionally, Sefton Council uses Recite Me software so that our residents with accessibility issues can customise our website to meet their needs.

You can use Recite Me to read website pages out loud – in different voices and languages

To use the service, visitors to the website just need to click on Listen and Translate at the top of every page.

You will then see a toolbar of functions that will help make the pages more accessible for them in multiple ways. There is also a user guide to tell you more and an option to switch the service on and off.

Coronavirus Support (Multiple Languages)

The COVID-19 situation is being led nationally, and Sefton Council are working closely with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS partners, and are following national guidance issued by the Department of Health and Social Care and PHE.

Below is a comprehensive list of health and care advice for residents in a number of different languages.

Albanian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 278KB)
Amharic Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 322KB)
Arabic Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 1010KB)
Armenian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 354KB)
Bengali Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 345KB)
Bulgarian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 333KB)
Czech Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 318KB)
Dari Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 321KB)
Estonian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 267KB)
Farsi Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 321KB)
French Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 274KB)
German Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 273KB)
Greek Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 488KB)
Hindi Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 320KB)
Hungarian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 299KB)
Italian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 286KB)
Kiswahili Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 272KB)
Krio Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 291KB)
Kurdish Sorani Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 332KB)
Lithuanian Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 343KB)
Malayalam Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 446KB)
Oromo Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 270KB)
Pashto Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 321KB)
Polish COVID 19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 319KB)
Punjabi Covid19 Guidance V2 16032020 (pdf 268KB)
Romanian COVID 19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 259KB)
Russian COVID 19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 308KB)
Simplified Chinese Covid19 V3 24032020 (pdf 499KB)
Sindhi Covid 19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 360KB)
Slovak Covid19 Guidance V2 16032020 (pdf 312KB)
Somali Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 407KB)
Spanish Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 445KB)
Tamil Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf KB)
Tigrinya Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 344KB)
Traditional Chinese Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 473KB)
Turkish Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 270KB)
Urdu Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 327KB)
Vietnamese Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 335KB)
Wolof Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 287KB)
Yiddish Covid19 Guidance V3 24032020 (pdf 330KB)

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you Coronavirus (COVID-19) video advice for patients in 10 languages, with more to added soon.

The guidance is based on the government’s updated advice and health information. We really hope it will help to ensure this important guidance reaches migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

Click here to access the Doctors of the World Website for further information.

Free bank of communication tools from the Patient-Provider Communication Forum to download and print so that hospitals and healthcare workers can support communication. Includes Arabic, Spanish and Mandarin with more languages coming soon. Also helpful tips for beside communication strategies.
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Sefton Youth Providers Offer during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Children in #MySefton should have fun and stay in contact with friends online, but they should stay safe

Children in should have fun and stay in contact with friends online, but they should also stay safe! For advice on staying safe online, visit our health and wellbeing page under healthy relationships.

Click here for further information

Online Safety Advice for Parents

During the current Coronavirus (Covid 19) situation many parents are working from home including home learning with their children.

Many children will increase their online activity time during this period due to being at home more, so it is important that families incorporate time to learn about how to keep safe when going online.

It is highly likely that online offending will increase during this time, so it is important that children and young people know how to   learn, socialise and play online in a safe way.

Below are some top tips on how to help keep your child safe when going online.

•      Use parental controls- Adding parental controls will allow you to monitor and limit what your child sees and does online. Visit to access step by step guides on how to set up parental controls.

•      Start a conversation about online safety- Show interest and understand what your child likes to do online and who they like to speak too. To learn more about the most popular apps and games that kids are using visit

•      Set time limits- During this period it is important that your child isn’t spending too much time in front of a screen, plan activities that don’t include using an electronic device.

•      Set device-free zones- Only allow your child to use their device where you can monitor them, don’t allow them to take their devices to their bedroom.

•      Report- Make you and your child aware of where to go to report online crime.

Below is a list of resources you can use to help educate your child about how to stay safe online and be a good digital citizen.

•   CEOP- Download home activity packs and use the resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.

•   Childnet- Online activities you can do from home, there are a number of resources aimed at different age groups. Broken up into age appropriate categories explore different online issues such as fake news, bullying, strangers online and more.

•   Be Internet Legends- Google have launched a resource containing online safety activities for the whole family. The programme is designed to teach children the skills they need to stay safe and have a positive time online. The programme is split in to 4 categories: Think Before You Share,

Check it’s For Real, Protect your stuff and Respect Each Other.

Links to helpful Social Media Channels

Sefton Council

Sefton Aiming High Service

NHS England, Advice for everyone - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board have set up a COVID-19 webpage to provide information to the public, professionals and volunteers:

Alder Hey Hospital

Sefton Parent Carer Forum

Sefton CVS

Sefton CVS, Buddy Up

Sefton CVS, Young Advisors

Sefton Youth Providers COVID-19 Offer

Please click here to visit Sefton CVS Website with a list of Sefton's Youth Providers COVID-19 Offer for Children/Young People.

Alchemy Youth

Sefton Youth Council

Youth Focus North West

Sefton Carers Centre

Sefton Carers Centre, Sefton Young Carers

Council for Disabled Children

The National Autistic Society

Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter

NHS Bereavement Helpline

An NHS bereavement helpline has been set up to offer support and advice to those dealing with the loss of a loved one. A team of nurses are answering your calls and will refer you to the help you need. Call 0800 2600 400 every day from 8am-8pm.

Guidance Updates during COVID-19

All Cells

Visa Applications - advice for UK visa applicants and temporary residents was updated to include information about those who have applied for a tier 2, 3 or 5 visa.


Vulnerable Persons Cell

Guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol - new guidance published relating to drug and alcohol services


Support for victims of domestic abuse - guidance updated to include new list of resources and available support

Shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people - translated guidance added


How HMRC works out total income and trading profits for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme - new guidance around how the HMRC will work out income and profits expected


Health and Environment Cell

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan - web-version of the PPE plan published online. The plan is three-stranded and included guidance on who needs PPE and when, how PPE will be distributed and how the UK will maintain future supply.


Schools and Education Cell

Admission appeals for schools place - DfE published guidance on the impact of coronavirus school admissions appeals process meaning that appeals panels do not need to happen in person, that a panel can be continued with 2 members and that deadlines can be amended.



Stay at home, protect the NHS guidance - easy-read and translated guidance produced and published



Commission on Human Medicines advice on ibuprofen and coronavirus - CHM Expert Working Group have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of NSAIDs including ibuprofen and susceptibility to COVID-19 or worsening of symptoms.


Press Releases

Train companies offer free travel to those fleeing domestic abuse - Announcement that train companies will cover the cost of travel for people fleeing to refuge accommodation in a joint initiative with Women's Aid.


Government to offer testing for 'everyone who needs one' in social care settings - government announcement that social care staff and care home residents (symptomatic) will be tested as capacity is built. CQC  will be contacting all care providers to offer testing.


Resources and helpline for child sexual abuse - MHCLG Bulletin identified resources and helplines that the public and professionals can access to help them prevent CSA including: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation - confidential helpline (Stop It Now! – 0808 1000 900) or online chat forum ( that can be accessed for the public or professionals that require advice;;

Indoor Activities during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Scouts – The Great Indoors Resources: 

A list of virtual tours, including museums and zoos:*j_OXW40DQiYeT7z8bagfiA

"Here you will find everything you need to teach your children and connect with nature as a family.

Each week of lockdown we’ll bring you a new set of curriculum-linked science resources. These will inspire your children to connect with the natural world, no matter how much green space you have access to. We also have a selection of short fun activities that can be dipped into at any time."


Audible, free to use during this period: 

Find a useful, more extensive list here:

Indoor Exercise Resources during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

‘Misc’ Useful Resources during Coronavirus (COVID-19)