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01/06/2020
Online support for families

Some primary school children - Year 1, Year 6 and reception - are returning to school today (Mon), but all other pupils continue to work from home.

Dudley Council has created a dedicated section on its website for parents and carers, which can be accessed from the homepage - www.dudley.gov.uk

It includes lots of ideas to help children stay happy and healthy as well as parenting advice, ways to help with learning and tips for keeping children safe when they go online.

There’s also information on how to look after the physical and mental health of everyone in the family.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:

"At a time when there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world, we want to provide as much information as we can to help parents and carers support their children.

"Keeping up with school and working from home, exercising, limiting screen time, keeping occupied and motivated are all big challenges.

"From today we are starting the phased re-introduction of children back to school, a process that will continue over the coming weeks. But a lot are still working from home, so it’s important we have this resource for parents.

"The amount of information available can be overwhelming so we hope by pulling everything into one central place it will make it easier and reassure parents and carers that they are accessing reliable information."

People can access the new area of the website by clicking the link at the top of the homepage at www.dudley.gov.uk

To find out more about how services in Dudley borough are affected by coronavirus go to www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus

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