Category Archives: Information for Parents

The Impact of Covid – Sessions for Parents and Carers

The Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March . The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways in which parents can support their child through the current challenges. The sessions will refer to our Healthier minds website and resources ( and will involve input from partners across East Renfrewshire who support children and young people’s mental wellbeing.

If you would like to attend, then  sign up using the link to the online form included in the leaflet.  You can also  to submit any questions  you may wish to have answered during the session.

Leaflet – The Impact of Covid – Sessions for Parents and Carers

Useful numbers

If you are worried about money and need some advice, call our Money Advice and Rights Team on 0141 577 8420 or email   or Citizens Advice on 0141 881 2032

If you need help with food or shopping you can find details of local support available on the We Care East Ren website;

If you need help to stay warm, make best use of energy and save money on fuel bills, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or email

Children who receive a Free School meal are entitled to food packs if they are off school due to Covid19 call us on 0141 577 3575

COVID RESPONSE TEAM 0800 111 4000  or

Customer First 0141 577 3001

Work East Ren or call 0141 577 843

VAER Community Hub on 0141 876 9555 or by emailing

Parent Club – Covid Guidelines Support Campaign

These are tough times, and we’re all doing our best to get through them. But if we all put our own twist on the rules, they won’t work and it may lead to even more restrictions.
It’s not easy being a parent at the best of times and it can feel even more overwhelming at the moment. If you need some tips and advice check out Parent Club from @ParentClubScot.

Summary Doc – Parent Club Covid Guidelines Support

Learning at Home

With lockdown continuing and pupils completing learning activities at home, this document aims to reassure you and provide you with suggestions and ideas to ensure that your child benefits as much as possible in these circumstances.

Learning-at-Home-Guidance-for-Parents-and-Carers pdf

Learning at Home Guidance for Parents and Carers (Word download)

Lots and lots of suggestions for websites which might be useful.

Weblinks for schools April 2020 pdf

Weblinks for schools April 2020 (word download)