Resources relating to the current conflict in Ukraine:
- Supporting children to manage anxiety over war, conflict and crises
- The Guardian – ‘A delicate balance’: experts’ tips on dealing with Ukraine anxiety
- Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation. - The Education Hub (blog.gov.uk)
- British Red Cross teaching resources: Conflict and its consequences
- Newsround – A range of resources and videos to help children better understand what’s happening in Ukraine
- The Choices Programme – The Ukraine Crisis (Lesson plan and resources aimed at older secondary age students).
- Save the Children – How to Talk with Children about Ukraine
- New York Times – How to Talk to Kids about Ukraine
- First News is a weekly newspaper written specifically for children to enable them to access the news in an easy to understand and non-threatening way. There is an excellent 6 page guide to the Ukraine crisis attached with this letter.
- Newsround is a useful starting point for children to access world news. There are several useful clips aimed at children, including:
- Advice if you’re upset by the news
- Ukraine crisis: Your questions answered
- Ukraine conflict: How to help yourself, children and others
- How to talk to your children about the Ukraine crisis
- Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
- Ukraine: People helping refugees in Poland and other countries on the border
- How to talk to children about what’s happening in Ukraine | Metro News.
- How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine: tips for parents and carers – Parents’ Toolkit
- Support for children worried about the war
- What to do if you are upset by the news
My Life Journey Book is an activity book for children from Ukraine. In this book children can write their experiences of the journey, but also their memories of Ukraine and their hopes for the future. It can be downloaded in English(opens new window) and Ukrainian(opens new window).
ICAM resource pack for schools
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority has produced a range of Ukrainian language anti-trafficking resources which councils may find useful. This includes a checklist poster, a know your rights poster and a leaflet on the issue of workers’ rights. The anti-trafficking charity Hope for Justice has also collated a suite of materials that will support organisations working with new arrivals from Ukraine. And as part of their ‘Stay Safe, Work!’ campaign, Stop the Traffik have produced a helpful resource providing guidance on anti-trafficking and a series of wider issues, available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
With the placement of many children and parents from Ukraine in our local families there will be an increased need to provide parenting support – especially as there may be some parenting differences for example in Ukraine there is more common than in the UK to leave younger children unsupervised during the day and the use of physical discipline is more common. This NSPCC resource talks to some of these issues including a guide that can be used with host families. This guide also provides good parenting resources and advice that could be shared with Ukrainian parents. Keeping children safe in the home | NSPCC
We have published a resource pack with links to further information for schools and colleges with Ukrainian students, including:
The DfE have published a resource pack with links to further information for schools and colleges with Ukrainian students, including:
- Guides to the English education system
- Mental health and wellbeing support
- English language support
- Short courses