East Lothian Council Educational Psychology Service
Guidance for parents/carers: how to support your child or young person with bereavement, loss and grief
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Please remember this service is still available. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s speech / communication please make this call.
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The ongoing situation that we are currently living in can be really difficult to explain to our children, below is a link to Call Scotland – Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning which maybe useful, the first link is to their website, the second link is to a social story :
Social distancing guidance for families 1 April 2020
Families are being reminded that children and young people must avoid socialising in line with Government and health guidance to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
East Lothian Council’s Chief Operating Officer for Education Lesley Brown said: “We know that children will be missing their friends and the daily interaction they get from school and clubs. However the government guidance is very clear – you must stay at home and avoid interactions with anyone who is not in your household. This means cancelling familiar activities such as play dates and sleepovers. Young people should not be meeting each other within or outwith each other’s homes. It’s important that everyone sticks to these guidelines as doing so will protect the NHS and our communities.
“Our Educational Psychology Service has produced advice (click to access) for children and young people and families who are adapting to the current situation and how to have discussions around it.
“The current restrictions are temporary measures however these guidelines are very important. We ask that all families follow the Government advice.”
The Scottish Government’s Parent Club has also issued advice using (click to access) its twitter account