Information and guidance related to children and young people.
We are working as fast as we can to update this page with useful information for you. Please keep checking back and follow @LGAchildren on Twitter for the latest relevant information.
- Children's social care services
Social Work Together campaign - council sign up
In partnership with Social Work England, the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care, we are delighted to provide a platform to connect social workers offering their expertise to local employers.
- Children's wellbeing and mental health
- Supporting vulnerable children
Family Fund – The Family Fund 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 Learning Disability Professional Senate have developed two resources for people with learning disabilities and their families:
Resources to support families/carers of people with learning disabilities through the coronavirus restrictions (pdf, 27 March 2020) Resources to use with people with learning disabilities through the coronavirus restrictions (pdf, 30 March 2020)
Anyone who is worried about a child or young person can talk to the NSPCC helpline team who offer free support and guidance (telephone 0808 800 5000, email email@example.com or the reporting page on the NSPCC’s website. Supporting organisations can also download the NSPCC helpline, sharable assets to share via your own social media channels (password: helpline).
For more information on protecting vulnerable children, please see the vulnerable people section of our hub.
- Education, schools and early years
Qualifications and funding
Department for Education communications