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Support for families & children (COVID-19)

We are all in this together, even when we are apart and connecting with others is now more essential than ever before. We find ourselves exploring different ways to connect through social media, apps, facetime, zoom, house party etc. Children and Young People are doing the same, more than ever, so we need to be sure they are safe when on line.  Click here for more information.

Some really helpful advice from Parent Info on everything from surviving family lockdown to video chatting.

If you need advice and support in relation to managing new routines within the home, the Early Help Parenting practitioners are available.  Click here for more information.

The CEOP Online Safety education programme Thinkuknow has put together some useful activity sheets to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

If you are in need of additional support during the coronavirus outbreak and can’t find help online, please call the Portsmouth City Council dedicated helpline on 023 9268 8004. This line is currently open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

If you need medical help, call the NHS on 111. If it is a medical emergency, call 999.