Response to Covid-19

We at the Union recognise that in light of the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent goverment measures, additional pressures have been put on many of our student parents who now are juggling their own study needs, with that of their child/ren.

 In order to help, we have created a list of useful resources from third part organisations (listed below).

 

Student Voice

In addition, we have also created a short survey to capture the thoughts and feelings of our student parent community. The survey is only six questions, and will help the Union identify who our student parents are, and what targeted support is most suitable at this time, and going forward. 

Please do take the time to fill it in. We will use this database for further communication with our student parents.

 

Resources

 

Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland aims to support families in Scotland in bringing up their children. We do this by providing information and support for parents, carrying out research and influencing policymakers.

https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/

 

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

https://opfs.org.uk/

 

Parent Network Scotland

Providing a network of parents who are in a similar position. Their aim is to move away from bombarding parents with information, instead focusing on slowing down and providing meaningful support to families. 

https://www.parentnetworkscotland.org.uk/

 

Children 1st

Children 1st are determined to continue to keep children safe by providing critical emotional and practical support to children and families through our community services where it is safe to do so. Our Scotland-wide Parentline service, which is offered by phone, online and through email will remain open.

https://www.children1st.org.uk/

 

Gingerbread

Single Parents, Equal Families

As schools and nurseries across the country close in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, many single parents will be worried about the challenges ahead and the impact on their families.  Gingerbread is calling on the government and employers to consider the circumstances of single parents and support them in this time of crisis.

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

 

Father’s Network Scotland

This is the place to connect with organisations, professionals and volunteer groups working with dads and families across the country.

http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/

 

NSPCC – NetAware

Lets keep kids safe online

Support and guidance for parents of children using social media, apps and games online.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Barnardos

We provide a range of services to help and support families across the UK, working with organisations and professionals so that children get the best start in life.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-families

  

BBC Bitesize

Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age pupils in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid pupils in both schoolwork and, for older pupils, exams.

Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

P.E. with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPXQcCyRFt0&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBsjmT2uzj4ojk-EQaJ9oi8R

 

 

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