Resources for parents and carers during COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, baby clinics and parenting groups in Lancashire have been suspended. We would like to reassure parents and carers that our health visitors are still available for support. Please contact our Single Point of Access on 0300 247 0040 or at VCL.019.SinglePointofAccess@nhs.net to speak to a health visitor.
Useful videos from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Coronavirus: online safety
The Children’s Commissioner for England, in association with the privacy law firm Schillings, has produced a digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents and a safety guide for children to help keep children safe and well online during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus storybook for children
50 humanitarian organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have produced a children’s storybook to help children aged 6-11 cope with coronavirus. The book is available online and as an audiobook and is currently available in six languages, with over 30 more planned.
Read the press release: Children’s storybook released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19
Childline can provide children and young people with free, confidential advice and support. Calls to 0800 1111 are free and children can also get support online. See the Childline website for:
- information about coronavirus
- coping during lockdown
- advice about saying goodbye to friends and school
- support for young people who are worried about exam results
- advice for young people who feel unsafe at home.
Other useful information to support new parents and carers can be found at the following links: