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You are one of the most important people in a child’s life and hearing reassuring information from you will help. Stay up to date on official health advice from NSW Health.
Use simple words and descriptions.
Be conscious of words that could cause fear such as isolation.
Explain ‘social distancing’ simply.
Demonstrate hand washing.
Give them translated information if needed.
Repeat information regularly.
Use posters, handouts and videos if it suits them.
Ask about their worries, be reassuring and warm
Children in care are likely to have extra worries.
This might include:
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22 Aug 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.