Mental Health and Wellbeing

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC)

The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:

  •     Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
  •     Parents working from home
  •     Children staying home alone
  •     Lockdown and separated parents
  •     How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour

Andrew Hall, Safeguarding consultant, has recommended the following resources:

Beating Your Worries is a useful booklet to use to support your child if they are struggling with anxiety while in lockdown. It is produced by Sophie Wragg and is aimed at children aged 9 +.

Beating Your Worries

If you have any concerns regarding Safeguarding any child, you can contact the following Local Authority Multi Agency teams: 

Nottinghamshire County Council contact details:

  • Child and Family Services Notts County Council: 01158041248 
  • The Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 03005008090  
  • Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership
  • Hazel McKibbin, Service Manager, Safeguarding Children (Strategic) and LADO, telephone: 0115 9773921
  • Eva Callaghan – Schools, FE Colleges and Early Years Referrals (including nurseries and childminders), telephone: 0115 8041272

Nottingham City Council contact details:

  • Nottingham City Children and Families Direct can be contacted on 0115 876 4800  
  • LADO (Local Authority Designated officer) Tina Wright: 0115 8765501 

Derbyshire County Council contact details:

  • Child and Family Services Derbyshire: 01629533190

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