A wide range of information to help keep children, young people and families safe and healthy during the coronavirus emergency is now available.

The information, compiled by the City of Wolverhampton Council and available at Support for families and young people, includes links to essential guidance and resources for parents and carers and children and young people.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This is a difficult time for children, young people and families, and we know that many may be struggling with the challenges they are facing. 

“We hope the guidance and resources that we have pulled together on our website will help everyone to stay safe and be both mentally and physically healthy over the coming weeks as we get through the coronavirus emergency."

Information for parents includes talking to children about Covid-19, information from the NSPCC about keeping children safe, online safety, managing parental conflict, and information about schools and home education.

For children and young people, there is information about coronavirus and staying safe, details of activities provided through the WV Virtual Squad, links to support organisations including Childline as well as handy hints from the council's own Flu Fighters nurse about becoming a Top Handwashing Boffin and staying in touch with friends while schools are closed.

For further information, please visit Support for families and young people. This page will be continually updated, so please check back on a regular basis.

The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Advice for everyone - Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.