June 2019 Issue 45
Welcome to the VSH Update! This edition takes a look at two new SLCN resources and a mental health resource for children. We also explore how nimbl can help you to support foster carers.
We’re pleased to have released two new resources Supporting SLCN: Early Years and Supporting SLCN: Primary. These resources help adults to support young children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), outlining the different communication strategies adults can use to improve a child’s ability to learn, behave and socialise. Supporting SLCN is available in the CiC-Ready School Programme and for foster carers.
This resource for children will soon be available as part of MyLife. It helps young people understand a range of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression and eating disorders. It is designed to break down some of the myths and answer questions that young people may have about causes, symptoms, treatment, self-care and helping others.
For more information about this upcoming resource, please get in touch.
Children in care across 104 Virtual Schools are using nimbl resources.Learn more
Relevant guidance is essential for helping foster carers to understand and support the children in their care. Our resources for foster carers address key issues such as attachment disorders, systems of support for children with SEND and understanding different social, learning, medical and mental health needs.
We also provide resources aimed at the children themselves that tackle core PSHE issues such as dealing with bullying, drugs and money management. Foster carers can either work through these resources with children or use them as a source of information as they offer support.
We recently looked at a case study of how Gloucestershire Virtual School successfully implemented foster carer training with nimbl; if you’d like to have a chat with us about the practicalities of using mobile resources with foster carers get in touch – we’re happy to help!Learn more