In May our Safeguarding Manager Sarah Goff hosted an online seminar to discuss the needs of disabled young people and families during the pandemic. Sarah highlighted that organisations are working hard to support young people and families during this time.
We have listed some useful resources that Sarah discussed in her seminar below:
Office of the Childrens Commissioner; recent report about Children in Lockdown
Ask Listen Do
There are dedicated resources and guidance for people, families and organisations. This is now also part of the NHS Safeguarding materials.
On Demand Remote BSL Interpreting Service Launches For UK’s Deaf Community
The Deaf Health Charity, SignHealth and online interpreting company InterpreterNow, have together launched ‘BSLHealthAccess’
This enables the provision of immediate, on demand access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for communication with Deaf people in health settings free of charge during the current Coronavirus situation.
BASW policy brief on The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums NNCPF
https://contact.org.uk/ support services for parents
Special Needs Jungle https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/
Disabled Children’s Partnership
Council for Disabled Children