2020 has been the most challenging year many of us will have ever experienced. The Covid-19 pandemic had a huge impact on all of us. South Yorkshire Futures continued to support and deliver many projects through lockdown. We also quickly developed new projects to support those most in need during the crisis:

We worked with Trauma Informed Schools UK to develop a bank of resources for children, families and education providers. You can view these by exploring the links below.

We held a conference for education professionals, exploring how we can meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people. The conference video recording can be viewed below.

We piloted a mentoring scheme, called GROW, to help young people returning to school after the long lockdown spent at home. Read more on the GROW website or on our news page.

Covid-19: Meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people conference 29th April 2020

(Conference recording)

Covid-19 resources for children, young people, families and education professionals

This is a time of huge anxiety and an unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in. Changes to everyday life are impacting on us as adults and on our children, who take their lead from us as parents, carers or guardians.

It is difficult for us all to manage our emotions currently. As a result, children may become clingy, tearful and easily distressed, others might become more challenging, demanding or display tantrums. Fear can show itself in many ways and these are normal and understandable responses when we are faced with an unknown situation and one that has affected our lives as significantly as this.

We recognise the many pressures that are facing you as parents, carers and guardians right now. One of the most important things we can do to support our children at this uncertain and ever-changing time is contain their emotions by being steady for them. Below are a range resources and support that can help you through this challenging time.

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