Useful Links for Parents
Nobody is normal campaign – ChildLine
The above reports highlight some particular vulnerabilities and through the pandemic Childline have seen counselling on eating and body image disorders increase by a third and sessions about sexuality and gender identity increased by 16% compared with the pre-lockdown average. They’ve launched a new campaign, Nobody is Normal, to help young people talk to one another and professionals about their concerns, feel pride in themselves and build their confidence to achieve their goals.
Consider how difference is marked or celebrated in your setting, recognise the potential for bullying or discrimination and ensure your students know how to access the support they need in these challenging times.