Parents and Carers: additional information and resources to support you and your child during school closure

Below you will find a selection of resources designed to support you or your child with a range of concerns while schools are closed:

Resources to share with your child

  • BBC Newsround have a range of up-to-date information on coronavirus for children. You can find this here

Social Stories


  • The Children’s Commissioner have produced a guide to coronavirus aimed at children which addresses worries as well as offering suggestions to keep busy and happy
  • ELSA have created a 14 day challenge for children. This is a series of activities you can do with your child to support their wellbeing
  • General information and advice from Young Minds can be found here for older children to support them with managing their mental health

Advice and guidance

  • The World Health Organisation have produced this useful information sheet on how to help children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak
  • The World Health Organisation have published further information here for health workers, carers and people in isolation
  • The British Psychological Society have produced an information sheet on talking to children about coronavirus
  • The Anna Freud Centre have made a short video offering advice to parents and carers around supporting children’s wellbeing

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

  • For parents and carers who want to find out more about supporting children with speech, language and communication needs, there is more information on The Communication Trust website
  • Families of children with disabilities can find useful information and guidance from the organisation Contact
  • For parents and carers of children who would like more information about supporting children with Autism The National Autistic Society has lots of resources and tips

Organisations within Tower Hamlets

Advice and practical support is available for parents and carers from the Parent and Family Support Service:

  • Telephone – 020 7364 6495 / 020 7364 6489 / 020 7364 6398 (Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm)

There are further resources and organisations that can offer support during this time. If you are not able to find the support you are looking for or would like more specific guidance, please call the school on 020 7987 4589 and someone will get back to you.

Financial Support

Self Employment & Universal Credit

Employment & Support Allowance

Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

Citizen’s Advice

Emergency Funding