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Schools across the county are looking forward to welcoming their students. All children and young people, in all year groups are expected to return to school and college full time form the beginning of the Autumn term 2020.
Returning to school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. We know that many children and young people are eager to return to school to see their friends, but we completely understand that others will be anxious about going back and being away from their families after spending so long at home.
The benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk from coronavirus. The risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus is very low and children transmit the disease less than adults.GOV.UK
It’s too early to say what the full impact of coronavirus will be on children and young people’s mental health. We want to support children and young people and their families and together to minimise this impactRead more
As schools plan to reopen fully in the new term, you and your children may be feeling mixed emotions.Read more
Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown. Our Parents Helpline experts share their tips for supporting a child in the transition back to school life.Read more
Your information portal for young people in East SussexRead more
Moving on to secondary school is a huge step for every child. From being the biggest kids in the playground, they are suddenly the smallest in a new and intimidating environment. Uniforms change, routes change, routines change. Everything they know is changing.Read more
If you would like access to daily advice, support and recommendations for supporting a child or young person with special educational needs at home during Covid-9 school closures, visit the ISEND Facebook pages. ISEND are sharing regular updates from local and national organisations that support SEND as well as mental health and well-being for parent carers and their children.Read more
Contact have been adapting our support offer for families. We’ve adapted our workshops to free online options so you can continue to connect with each other and gain useful information and advice at the same time. We’ve also set up new, “Listening Ear” 1-1 confidential phone appointments with our family support advisers if you would like to talk to someone for reassurance and practical and emotional support at this time.
COVID -19 Information Pages
Children with special educational needs and disabilities may face lots of changes in their day to day lives because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Their routines, regular support and the people they see may all be different now.Read more
Amaze SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. The SENDIASS helpline is open Mon-Fri (09:30am – 2:30pm)Read more