SEND Covid19 Information

Local Offer

Bristol LA is collecting together home education resources for parents of pupils with SEND. Click here.

The Hope Virtual School have compiled a list of resources which are useful for all children.

 Here are a variety of activity sheets and planners which can be used at home.

‘Special Needs Jungle’ is a parent led site with lots of resources and information around SEND. Here are their distance learning resources, covering a wide variety of categories.  

Anxiety and Wellbeing

Bristol Educational Psychology service have produced this FAQ.

The British Psychological Society has produced this factsheet on how to talk to children about the Corona virus.

For parents and carers, here is a brief animation called FACE COVID in which Dr Russ Howard discusses ways to manage the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with the Corona crisis.

The children’s hospital have created this resource to help children and young people understand Covid.

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health have published a special podcast for parents of autistic children and young people to help manage issues arising in the current coronavirus crisis. It includes practical tips for managing anxiety, maintaining structure and support, and explaining the situation. It also includes tips on how to keep well as a parent and reliable sources for coronavirus updates. Here is the hyperlink.

 CAMHs have collected all resources to do with wellbeing and mental health in one place here. 

Children in Care and Adopted Children

TouchBase have produced Five Top Tips and a guide to support through this season.

The Hope, Bristol’s Virtual School for Children in Care can be followed on twitter

Families in Focus

FiF North have produced guides to Coronavirus for parents/carers and for young people. This includes contact details for a wide range of services.

An updated version (April 2020) can be found here. 

NHS Speech and Language Team

We understand that you may have concerns about your child’s communication during this time.  If you wish to contact the service please see the information below:



Contact number for families


North Bristol

9am-4pm daily

0300 124 5832

South Bristol

0300 125 6279

East and Central Bristol

0117 3408242

South Gloucestershire

01454 862438

 You can also email the team at with your query and someone will reply with information. 

School Nursing Team

The school nursing team are providing telephone support to families. The number for parent/carers & young people to be able to contact the service is 0300 124 5816. Here is a guide to the support they can offer.

They have also produced a guide for Secondary age students and an accessible well-being fact sheet

Sensory Support Service

 If your child currently gets support from the Sensory Support Service, they can be contacted by email: or phone 0117 9038441 / 2 / 3.