Information and Advice relating to the Coronavirus
Please review this section regularly as it is being updated to reflect additional guidance and resources when they become available.
What is it that you would like help with at this time?
Mental Health/Wellbeing signposting and Support
Fortnightly communications from DSPL to parents/carers
Updates from Hertfordshire County Council
Their helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through its online reporting form on the main NSPCC website. Helpline practitioners can be contacted bon 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm or 9am to 6pm at the weekends.
National guidance for parents, carers and families
Coronavirus bereavement guides
Guides to help support people that have lost a loved one to coronavirus, or they have died during the resulting lockdown because of other reasons, are now available online which can be viewed by clicking here.
There are three Bereavement Guides available:
- A guide for adults
- A guide for children and young people
- A guide for parents and cares supporting children that have been bereaved (which can also be helpful for professionals working with children and young people)
These guides have been created in response to the extraordinary events and circumstances that are happening in the UK and around the world because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that are affecting how people grieve. The guides provide basic guidance and helpful links to services that can provide extra support when the bereaved may be cut off from family, friends and usual support networks that would usually give help and comfort at this time.