Corona virus – Latest information and links

We have been asked to share parenting support networks set up through several means by Sheffield council. Please have a look at the links below and access help and advice as needed.

Isolation, working at home, and home schooling, are all additional pressures on parents, and we know being a parent can have its challenges.  So, we have developed and gathered below a range of online materials and useful videos for parents and carers to support them in their parenting role.  These are all based on the evidence based parenting programmes that we use in Sheffield.

  1. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Follow our social media channels where we will post regular tips, videos, information for families that you may find helpful to report to your school page.

Short clips with parenting tips and techniques will be posted here every week, as well as Family Centre information and activities.

Facebook – Sheffield Family Centre

Twitter – SheffFamilyCtrs

Instagram – SheffieldFamilyCentres

  1. You Tube

Short videos of the parenting team discussing parenting topics are posted here.

Sheffield Family Centres

Topics include:

  • Descriptive commenting to develop language in children
  • Praising your children and positive attention
  • Developing your new baby’s brain
  • Sleep
  • Messy play activities and other early years topics.

Community Helpline : 0114 2734567, open from 8:45am -4:45 pm

Latest updates from Sheffield City council include worrying information about the increased risk for victims of domestic abuse during lockdown. We would like to share the council`s information on the support and advice available to victims

IDAS is offering support including: online video, WhatsApp messaging, telephone calls, online chats and emails. Sheffield has a freephone number 0808 808 2241 and a website

Help is also available for the abusers. If you think this could be you, we urge you to visit for more information and help.

Always call 999 in an emergency and if you need a silent solution you can cough or tap on the phone and press 55 when prompted.

Emergency accommodation and support is available for anyone who needs to leave their home during Covid-19.

Important information about social distancing and talking to children May 2020

Coronavirus alert

SD guidance for parents and carers March 2020

latest Advice March 25th


Click on the link below to view latest government advice about self isolation and handwashing

 information from W.H.O. March 26th

Sources of information

Please continue to check information directly from the following websites:  advice pages