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What Parents and Carers Need To Know

Supporting Children Back to School

As our Children start to go back to school Tower Hamlets has produced lots of information.  If you need support in preparing your children to go back to school then look at the Tower Hamlets Website which will be updated regularly throughout September and October.  You can also take a look at Tower Hamlets School Run section of the website for more information about travelling to and from school.

Back to School and COVID-19; Information and Testing

DfE School Transport - Guidelines ​​

Government advice on face coverings in schools The Government has updated advice on face coverings in schools.  In areas of England where there is a high transmission of coronavirus, they recommend staff and secondary school pupils wear face coverings where social distancing is difficult to maintain such as corridors and communal areas.

The current pandemic has resulted in many challenges for families to navigate.  School closures, remote working and social distancing have all caused disruption to family life.  UNICEF have produced some handy tips to help parents deal with some of these challenges - from how to parent in a crowded home to family budgeting in times of financial crisis.

Your back to school questions answered Children and Young People from Tower Hamlets recently put their questions on going back to school to Katie Cole, the Council's Associate Director of Public Health for Children and Families.



Are you or your child going to go to Secondary School in September 2021 - if so then watch the video below



Advice for parents during coronavirus - If your child has a medical conition or injury they should continue to access treatment and attend medical appointments as recommended by their hospital, GP or Healthcare professionals. 


Services are still open, but may look very different, to find out more take a look at our Services page, but if you can't find what you are looking for or just need more information and advice then call the Family Information Service on 020 7364 6495.

Fraud and Common Scams

There are lots of different scams happening, if you are at all unsure, please contact your school or Local Authority.  We will post information about different scams as they go around.

1) SEE SCAM BELOW: this is regarding schools being able to detain children under the Coronavirus Act - THIS IS NOT TRUE AND IS A SCAM - this has previously been circulated on Facebook but has now been taken down, please ignore if you see it on any other Social Media Platforms.