new school year

The new school year under ‘normal’ circumstances can be an uncertain time for many young people and parents, particularly if this means starting a new school. Given the current situation with Coronavirus and the impact this has had on so many aspects of our lives, the forthcoming school year is perhaps causing increased anxieties and raising more questions than you may otherwise have had.

At CICRA, we know from the contact we have with families that school may be a difficult place for some young people with IBD, if they are not fully supported and their illness not properly understood. We have put together some advice that may be helpful to start thinking about ahead of the new school year, particularly where children are starting at primary school for the first time or moving to a new school.

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This information is also important when you are familiar with the school, as new year group teachers need to be aware of your child’s IBD and how it could impact on them academically, practically and emotionally.

We appreciate that there is a lot of information to take on board and it can be difficult navigating it all. But we are here to help and we have lots of useful resources proven to work and ensure your child can achieve their potential.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to talk anything through in the context of your situation. Laura, our Family Support Worker, will be very happy to talk with you or work alongside you to get the support your child needs at school.

Tel: 020 8949 6209

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