Family Information

Information

 

During Coronavirus (Covid - 19)

The Isles of Scilly Children and Family Services have launched a new website and you can find further information about support services and organisations, employment, education, early years, activities and much more at www.familyscilly.org.uk

 

How to get in touch with the Council of the Isles of Scilly Children and Family Services and where to find useful information.

We want to let you know that we are here to support you in these challenging times, we are however working differently.  If you need support, have a question or want information please get in touch with one of the team.

 

Please download our handy guide here

How to contact us:

We are all working from home, please do not visit our offices unless asked to.  We regularly check our emails including:

childrenssocialcare@scilly.gov.uk

childrensservicesemail@scilly.gov.uk

localofferscilly@scilly.gov.uk

Council of the Isles of Scilly in partnership with Charities - Hardship Fund

If you are struggling to buy food and essentials and pay the bills the hardship Fund may be able to help you. Contact at:

  • Matt Davis - 01720 424 454 / 07810 881 381

  • Rachel Guy - 01720 424 441/ 07925 360405

  • Jen Woodcock - 01720 424 483 / 07917 198 334

Family Health Team

Health Visitor

The Health Visitor is available by Tel:  07483 351147 

School Nurse

The School Nurse is available by Tel:  07827 284105 10am 3pm Monday to Friday

Covid-19 Health Offer

During the restrictions of Covid 19, the Local Authority are working with the NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to ensure that referrals and screening for children and young people continue to take place.  Services are conducting online consultations until therapists can see children face-to-face. 

 

Please find the information here 

Health Offer During Covid-19 Restrictions

 

During the restrictions of Covid 19, the Local Authority are working with the NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to ensure that referrals and screening for children and young people continue to take place.  Services are conducting online consultations until therapists can see children face-to-face. 

 

Please find the information here 

Covid-19 Short Breaks Local Offer

To view the local Covid-19 interim short breaks offer click here.

To view the local Covid-19 short breaks offer if you are on the SEND Register click here.

Helpful Advice for Parents During Covid-19 Lockdown 

Can be downloaded here

Easy Read Managing Anxiety at Home 

Can be downloaded here

A guide for Parents and Carers - how to stay safe online

Can be downloaded here

COVID-19 Update – Extension Of Temporary Changes To The Law For Those Children & Young People With Education, Health And Care Plans

the Secretary of State issued a notice to extend the temporary changes to the law on what provision has to be made currently for those with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

 

The temporary changes to the law have been in force since 1st May and are now extended to 30th June. Once the notice expires, the Secretary of State can issue a further notice for a period of up to a month if it would be appropriate and proportionate to do so in the context of coronavirus.

 

With regards to Tribunal changes specifically, as mentioned in the previous update, the Amendment Regulations will temporarily modify current timescales for actions that local authorities and health commissioning bodies must take where the tribunal makes non-binding recommendations in respect of certain types of health and social care matters within an EHC plan.

Sleep Covid infographic

5 pieces of advice about sleeplessness and insomnia for all ages from Hunrosa, the Cornish sleep experts.  Whilst we are socially isolating and keeping ourselves safe, a good night's sleep will support our physical and mental health. Download this infographic Here

Covid-19 Publications from the Department For Education

EHC needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

Government information to help children with SEND continue their education during Covid-19 can be found here.

Government information about extra support for vulnerable children during Covid-19 can be found here.

Council for Disabled Children New Email Inbox for Coronavirus Related Questions

The email inbox CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk, provides parent/carers, families of children and young people with SEND, professionals and practitioners the opportunity to ask questions about how Coronavirus will impact on children and young people with SEND as well as other questions relating to the impact on families; the education, health, social care sectors; and the voluntary and community sector.

The Council for Disabled Children also has a COVID-19 Support and Guidance Resource webpage which you can find here.

 
 

For information on the Local Offer and how to get involved please see our

Local Offer newsletters

Local Offer

Newsletter 1

February 2020

Local Offer

Newsletter 2

July 2020

 
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Children and Family Services

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre

St Mary's

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0NA

Telephone: 01720 424490

Email: localofferscilly@scilly.gov.uk