Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Support for Children and Families

For further information on other local services related to Coronavirus (COVID19) in Rotherham, please visit the Rotherham Council website:

Resources for Families to help support and reassure children during this time:

#COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world

A short downloadable book to aid families with children under 7 years of age understand and discuss their emotions available in a range of languages

Dave the dog is worried about Coronavirus

This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.

Young Minds

Young Minds – talking to kids about C19


Really clear video explaining to children about C19

Information, advice and support:


Tel: 0800 1111 9am to Midnight

The Children’s Society

Young Minds (Advice and Mental Health Support)

Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

Rotherham SEND
Local and National advice and support services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents, families and others who support them.

Let’s Talk About it
Unfortunately, whilst rare, there are negative influencers and online groomers who use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread hate and extreme ideas. This is useful information for parents/guardians who are concerned about online radicalisation.

Victim Support
Victim Support are available for anyone who needs help or support following a crime.

National Government Guidance

Guidance for Vulnerable Children and Young People

If you are worried about a child

If there is no immediate risk of significant harm, please complete a worried about a child form with details of your concerns online at:

  • Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership: The Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership and its Safeguarding Partners are continuing to ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and protected across Rotherham during this unprecedented time. The Partnership will be seeking assurances that agencies are working together effectively to protect frontline services, keep their staff safe and key services running.
  • Rotherham Council:

You can also telephone the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash) to discuss your concerns. We can help you decide if you need to make a referral Tel: 01709 336080

Where the situation is an emergency you should contact the Police on 999