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Support for parents during the pandemic

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As the nation continues to tackle the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created, Bracknell Forest Council is raising awareness of the range of support on offer to parents, carers and families, and urging them to reach out for help if they need it.

The council recognises this is a difficult time for parents and carers, so a dedicated webpage has been created to showcase the range of support, advice and resources on offer to help overcome issues they may be facing. 

The page is designed to signpost parents to support to help ease some common parenting pressures, such as coping with crying, child health and the importance of continuing to attend screening and immunisation appointments and safe sleeping. 

Information is also available on the council’s range of services which support families in the borough and how to access these while the current restrictions are in place. 

Cllr Gareth Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning, said:

Although parenting can be extremely rewarding and fun, we recognise that it can also be challenging and with the changes the coronavirus pandemic has brought, things can seem even harder. 

We have been working with our partners, including the Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board, to provide a hub of useful information on our website for parents to find support and advice. We urge parents to take a look and reach out if they are struggling.

For more information visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parentsandcarers.

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