Free information, resources, guidance and training opportunities to help practitioners to continue to meet the needs of children, young people and families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Winston’s Wish, the childhood bereavement charity, has created four free e-learning courses for those in contact with bereaved children. The courses are designed for schools, but would be useful for anyone who works with bereaved children. Read more here.
Many parents are likely to be going through challenges in their relationships at this time. Conflict between parents is completely normal, but when this is protracted and unresolved, there is increasing evidence that this can have a negative impact on children’s outcomes. This month, the One Reading Professional Development is sharing a bank of resources to help practitioners work restoratively with parents who are experiencing relationship distress. This includes everything from training opportunities, to practitioner guidance, services, and advice for parents who are struggling. We hope that you will find these resources useful and encourage you to share them as widely as possible!
Understanding parental conflict training: offer of free e-learning
Please contact Jack Caine, Partnership Coordinator (Practice) for the One Reading Early Intervention Partnership, if you would like to acquire a batch of e-learning licences for your setting. Email email@example.com.
Dowloadable cards produced by Brighton and Hove City Council and OnePlusOne. Cards 1 to 6 are for couples, cards 7 and 8 are for separated parents. Professionals can contact Stephen.Woodward@brighton-hove.gov.uk for more information.
- Stages and changes of relationships
- Arguments are like fire
- Conflict styles
- The magic ratio
- Better communication
- Harmful and helpful arguments
- Child roles – separated parents
- Unhelpful behaviours – separated parents
Websites for further information and support
- Building relationships for stronger families – animation from Westminster City Council, Kensington and Chelsea.
- Covid-19 advice and tips for healthy relationships from Relate.
- Advice on how to handle arguments from Relate.
- Resources from OnePlusOne:
- Social distancing and self-isolation advice from Young Minds (for young people and parents of teenagers).
- Covid-19 guidance for children and families from Cafcass (for those co-parenting and with child arrangement agreements in place).
- Coronavirus guidance on vulnerable children and young people from DfE and PHE.
- Advice for parents and families with a child in the care system from the Family Rights Group.
- Me, You and Baby Too course for new parents which could also be useful for current parents.
- Free online parenting course from UK Charity Family Links and hosted by Netmums.
Taking a restorative approach means working with families and individuals on an informal basis using restorative processes, proactively, to resolve specific issues and/or to prevent harm, as well as in response to an incident requiring reparation. Restorative practice relies upon the voluntary participation of all participants.
Request training, support, or a meeting
To respond to the coronavirus pandemic we have brought forward our plans to support restorative meetings and can provide support to staff who are working with families where outcomes for children and young people would be improved if relationships were rebuilt and/or repaired.
- Read more and download the form to request a meeting.
- For further information or to discuss a potential referral please contact Louise Carrington-Dye by emailing Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org.