COVID & VACCINATION UPDATES
Vaccine News Updates
For all the latest information: COVID vaccination: Your Questions Answered page.
Disabled Children’s Health Suffering in Lockdown
A year out of school without essential therapy and delays to hospital checks has led to disabled children's health getting worse, a new survey by the Disabled Children's Partnership (DCP) has found.
With the news that it's "everyone* in school/college" from March 8th, until at least lockdown 4, the Department for Education has once again issued separate operational guidance for schools and for specialist settings: Additional operational guidance for special schools, special post-16 institutions and alternative provision.
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE UPDATES
New Podcast on Annual Health Checks
In Contact's latest podcast we explain why it's so important parents take up the offer of a free annual health check. And we hear from mum Ayesha talk about her experience of getting a health check for her daughter.
Three New Guides to Help Improve Children’s Health
Contact, Seeability and NDCS have three new guides on the importance of hearing, eye and dental checks for children’s health. They have been co-produced with parent carers. The guides explain how the checks are done, how to access them and how to prepare and support your child.