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To check out new government guidance for Children and Young People check out this link HERE


As some of you may be aware there have been some temporary changes to the 2014 Childrens and Families Act.

Derbyshire have put the following document together to explain the changes and how Derbyshire are implementing those changes. 

Click HERE for the information.



A letter to families has been published to inform of the changes or relaxation of certain parts of the Children’s and Families Act due to COVID-19.  A copy of the letter is below, which contains further links to .gov website with further information.

Joint DHSC DFE Ministerial Letter


Is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.

To sign up, please visit


Mind have published a page on their website specifically about the Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing: MIND Website


“Contact Share Information”

The following news story has just been released on our website and we wanted to draw parent carer forums’ attention to it:

“We know that families caring for disabled children may be particularly worried about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

You might find it helpful to read these two resources from WellChild and Carers UK:

The health and wellbeing of our families is paramount to Contact.

We are following the latest guidance from the Government and Public Health England, and advise our families (and parent carer forums) to do the same”. 

Stay safe.