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Coronavirus (Covid-19) support for children and young people with SEND

See also covid-19 useful resources (mainstream)

UK Government advice and information

Hands, Face, Space 

Every Mind Matters - Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Coronavirus Social Stories

Having a Coronavirus test - easy read/visual guide

Staying at home

PPE - why people are dressed up

Going for a COVID-19 test

Going for a COVID-19 vaccination (injection)

Having a coronavirus test - easy read guide and visual story.

How to talk to your child or young person about coronavirus universal resource page has lots of information, tips and advice to explain what is happening.

Coronavirus social narrative - The Autism Educator

Easy Read guide to Coronavirus - Mencap

Video about handwashing tips for people with sensory difficulties - Sensory Integration Network

Having your temperature taken

Having a mouth swab

The mouth swab sequence

Explaining about staying in the house 

Trafford advice and information

Information on Flu and Covid Vaccination for people with a learning disability and/or autism

Advice for those that receive direct payments

Trafford Community Response Line supporting residents struggling to make ends meet, are self-isolating or generally in need of advice or support. Residents can call 0300 330 9073 for assistance with food shopping, getting medication, telephone support or just someone to talk to. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Money Matters (SEND)

Support with money matters 

Early Help in Trafford aims to make sure that services to support children, young people and their families are there when they need them.

Download a Reasonable Adjustment Request

Local Offer Support Toolkit - Advice and Guidance from Trafford Educational Psychology Service

SENAS Different Ways of Working During COVID-19 - Trafford Council

Trafford SENDIASS and Trafford FIS are currently available to contact via our helplines, emails, social media and website. 

Trafford Speech and Language Therapy Facebook page will continue to be updated with resources.

Trafford Parents Forum are continuing to support families virtually.

Trafford Deaf Advocacy, part of Manchester Deaf Centre, is providing an advocacy and health improvement service for the deaf community. 


This short animation from Reaching Families may help explain Coronavirus and the New Normal to some children and young people. 

This NHS video show a good handwashing routine and has a song to remind you how to wash every bit of you hands. 

Education and Special schools

Your school should have their most up to date response to Coronavirus on their school websites and via other communications to parent carers. They are working hard with the local authority during these times. 

Education and Childcare: guidance for special schools

Delamere Special School have created a Going Back to School Visual Social Story with Signs and Photos that could also be useful for other families to help their children settle back into schools.

Direct links to Special Schools