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COVID-19 - Supporting children and families

The current coronavirus emergency has resulted in a number of significant changes to our daily lives, including the lives of children and young people. Understandably, this can result in feelings of stress and uncertainty for adults and children alike. Some children have now been asked to stay home from school which poses many new questions for parents and carers.

The information and links on this page aim to support parents, carers, children and families during this period. A number of local and national support networks are signposted on this page and within the resources provided. 


Tips for supporting your children during the coronavirus outbreak


Free support to improve your digital skills

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, having the digital skills to be able to stay connected is more important than ever. BT is working with leading digital skills organisations to offer free resources and information to help people with low or no digital skills keep in touch with family and friends and access health services. Find out more about the BT Skills for Tomorrow support for society programme. 


Emotional health and wellbeing support

There is a wealth of services available that can offer you emotional health and wellbeing support, and you may find them especially helpful during this challenging time. This resource provides contact details and resources from a number of local and national services.


Making Connections Walsall

Making Connections Walsall is leading our local community response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is a friendly service for vulnerable people and families. To find out about support available please visit the Access help and volunteer to help page.