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Back to School in England with Contact

Tuesday 1st September 2020

As children start going back to school this week we know that many of you will still have unanswered questions and concerns about what the new school day will look like, how your child will be safe there and how their health and other care needs will be handled in class.

As well as our Back to School information for families in England  we ran a number of events to help you feel better prepared for the new school term that you can now watch back.

Facebook Q&A

Last week our education advisers answered your questions about school transport, and whether EHC plans will be back in place when school starts. You can read our responses on our Facebook page

Back to school webinars

Reducing anxiety

Listen back to Education Psychologists Jemma and Scott who shared techniques to help you manage your child's return to school and ideas to help reduce your child's anxieties about going back

Legal rights

Listen again to barristers Steve Broach and Polly Sweeney talk about the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs returning to School in September.

And don't forget

Our helpine team are here to answer any concerns you have about your child's education or any other worries you may have about raising a child with additional needs. You can call us on 0808 808 3555 (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm).

You can also ask a question via Facebook or Twitter (link), publically or via private message, or use our live chat in the bottom right of your screen.

Related information

1-1 listening ear service

Our 1-1 listening ear service provides free 1-1 support for parents via a telephone appointment with one our family support advisers, at a time that suits you. We can help with emotional support, strategies for reducing your child's anxiety and challenging behaviour or help you with structuring the day. Visit EventBrite for upcoming timeslots

Virtual parent workshops

Our popular free workshops programme is now online. Topics include: Encouraging Positive Behaviour, Wellbeing for you, and Managing your child's sleep. Visit our family workshops page for upcoming dates.