Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Joint Ministerial Letter about SEND changes

Today we published Education, Health and Care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). The notice referred to in the guidance is available here Modification notice: EHC plans legislation changes.

Also attached is a joint ministerial letter from Minister Ford, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, and Minister Whately, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care, to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

Download Letter - 5th March 2021

Support Information for Children and Families

More useful information supporting children and families through unexpected times of rapid and unpredictable change in the light of coronavirus.

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See the latest updates from Rotherham Council

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Information for parents and carers about educational provision for critical workers, school closures, exams, free school meals and home schooling

Information for parents and carers

Support for families with children off school

Are you feeling anxious or worried about being off school click on the link below for a range of resources with tips and support while being off school.

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Rotherham Health

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working very hard to ensure we keep providing you with a safe and high quality service. Wherever we can, our patient appointments and consultations will now be carried out by telephone or video-conferencing rather than by face-to-face meetings. This is for the safety of both our patients and staff and in line with national guidance. We are continuing to provide face to face sessions when these are necessary but we are taking every precaution to minimise risk to children, families and staff.

Our staff are still available to help you and we are still providing services, so contact us on one of the numbers below and you will be directed to the most appropriate source of help:

  • 0-19 Public health nursing service (health visitors and school nurses) 01709 423333
  • Child development service 01709 428850
  • Speech and language therapy 01709 423230
  • Occupational therapy / Physiotherapy 01709 428859
  • Special education and specialist nurses (for children with complex health needs) 01709 423869 / 427596

Do not visit any of our delivery sites or the Kimberworth Hub if you have symptoms or if you have come into contact with someone that has. Please follow national guidance by clicking on the following links  NHS guidance and Public Health England – latest information