DES Supports for Parents 29/1/21

Continuity of schooling guidance
Continuity of schooling guidance for parents is available at this link in several

Online safety
Extensive information and guidance on online safety is available to for parents and
students at The information contained at might be
particularly useful.

Curriculum Tagged Resources
The Department’s Education portal Scoilnet ( contains some
21,000 curriculum tagged resources that can be used by teachers, students and
parents to support the continuity of learning in the remote environment.

Wellbeing supports
The National Educational Psychological Service of the Department of Education,
NEPS, has developed an updated series of resources and animation videos for parents
and students during this period of school closures.

These build on previous materials that proved popular with parents.
The videos feature important updated wellbeing advice and guidance, and include tips
on how students can stay positive, active and connected, and how parents can support
their child’s daily routine.

Irish language and sign language interpretation versions are also available and are
posted on the Department’s twitter feed on @Education_Ire and on
The pdf resource guides are available here:
The videos are available here:

Supports for parents of children with special educational needs
The National Council for Special Education has a range of resources for parents of
children with special educational needs, including useful material on a broad list of
supportive topics, and short focused video materials designed to provide advice and
guidance to parents. These are available on and disseminated through their
twitter feed @ncseirl.
The NCSE is also operating a dedicated phone line for parents of children with special
educational needs during this period of school closure, offering support and guidance;
the number is 01 603 3456 and it is open during office hours.

Support for Traveller parents:
The Department has produced a video in partnership with Pavee Point for Traveller
parents on supporting their children during school closures, which is available here: