We are here to support you

As the  COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect our daily lives, we want to assure our families they are still able to access our adoption support services. Whilst we are unable to provide our group support services we are working on providing some of our direct support services through the use of creative technology.

Whilst our physical offices are closed to protect staff and families our duty social worker remains available  Monday to Thursday from 8.30 to 17.00 & Friday 8.30 to 16.30 to answer any questions you may have. They will only be accessible by telephone on 01364 645480 from 9.30 to 2.30pm but outside of these times we can be emailed at info@familiesforchildren.org.uk and would be happy to return calls and emails.

Please see below a selection of online resources which have been put together with adoptive families in mind. but also for entertaining any children who have to spend this time at home.

Our social media channels will be regularly updated so please do follow us on FacebookTwitter and YouTube

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Helping children cope with stress during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Click here to download an information datasheet about how to help children cope with stress during the
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Adoption UK Home Learning & Resources

Adoption UK have a great selection of home learning resources for parents of children from nursery school age to secondary.

Click here to access their resources

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Adopter Hub - PACT

The Adopter Hub is available 24 hours a day for online information and support. We have developed some new resources to help families during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Megan, a PACT Adopter Champion, has written a blog post 'How to be a swan in a crisis' talking about how to manage worries and fears, and establish a new routine.

They have information on mental health, managing difficult behaviours and a recent webinar on 'Parenting Anxious Children'.

New resources with ideas to entertain your children and curriculum support advice and tips will be available from Monday.

Click Here to access
 

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Staying Safe Online

Children and young people’s lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus. With lockdown measures in place it means that chances are your children will be spending more time online both on internet and online gaming.

We understand that this is a great way for children and young people to stay in touch with their friends and keep busy during this time, but it can also bring risks. It’s important to talk to your child about staying safe online and about the apps and sites they’re using. This link provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.

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CBeebies - Things to do indoors with your children

CBeebies have some great online resources if you stuck indoors and not sure what to do with the kids.

Click here to check out their fun tips to keep your children entertained

Free Education Subscriptions

KidsActivities.com have released a complete list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to schools closing.

Click here to access the list of resources

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COVID-19 JUST FOR CHILDREN FREE DOWNLOAD

The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children – and it’s available as a FREE download.  

The Gruffalo illustrator worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get ill. 

Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for donations in lieu of payment, to go to our fantastic health workers: https://buff.ly/2UQ9WQi

Free Education Subscriptions

KidsActivities.com have released a complete list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to schools closing.

Click here to access the list of resources

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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF THINGS FOR TWEENS & TEENS TO DO WHEN THEY’RE BORED

Click here to access a list of over 200 thigs for Tweens &Teens to do whilst at home.