COVID-19 Family Supports

 

Department of Education COVID-19 advice and resources page for parents, students and teachers.

 

Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education and has a database of over 20,000 online resources such as websites, quizzes, lesson plans, notes, videos, games and multimedia. 

 

RTE Home School Hub

Brilliant hub with tons of resources, exercises, activity sheets and videos - every weekday from 10am on RTE 2.

 

Let’s Play Ireland government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for children - lots of great ideas for playing with your child.

 

Barnardo’s National Parent Support Line: 10am-12pm Monday-Friday: 1800 910 123 or email parentsupport@barnardos.ie – offering support for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

One Family helpline: Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2-3.30pm for information on social welfare, finance, family law, housing, education, childcare, parenting, and mediation – and a listening service for people who need support parenting alone, co-parenting or separating: 1890 662 212 (from landline) or 01 662 9212.

 

Children's Rights Alliance Legal Information Helpline:  Monday10am-2pm, Wednesday 2-7pm. If you are concerned about your child's rights or have a question and would like more information, call 01 902 0494 or email the team at help@childrensrights.ie.

 

Bray Area Partnership's SPECS family support project is offering support over the phone and online for parents of young children up to school age, parenting courses and groups, and brilliant COVID-19 parenting resources and ideas via their Facebook page.