19 March 2020
The British Psychological Society’s Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) has published tips for schools, parents and carers dealing with the unprecedented school closures.
This follows the announcement that schools in the UK will close for all bar a small number of children from Friday 20 March.
Being out of school for what is an open-ended period, with restricted access to their usual social spaces, is likely to be difficult for many young people.
But schools, parents and carers can take steps now to manage this difficult period, look out for signs of stress in young people, and meet their needs over the coming months.
Tips for schools include:
Tips for parents and carers include: