DfE New and Updated Guidance
The DfE has issued the following:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services – Updated 06.05.2020:
Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children. Update reads: Guidance updated to reflect the temporary changes made in the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
Supporting pupils’ wellbeing Published 05.05.2020:
Schools have been using various methods to ensure that they are supporting pupils’ wellbeing and providing pastoral care.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings – Updated 04.05.2020
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.
Get technology support for children and schools during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 04.05.2020
Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Local authorities can also get support for care leavers, and children and young people with a social worker. Update reads: Updated to reflect policy and process development.
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What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak – Updated 01.05.2020:
Information for parents and carers about educational provision for critical workers, school closures, exams, free school meals and home schooling. Update reads: Added information about the May bank holiday, a link to the admissions appeals and updates to the support is available to parents to help them educate their children at home.