Whilst we are geographically far away from the events in Ukraine, many in our schools and communities will be directly affected and may have families or roots in the region.

The news and many social media feeds are filled with the latest information. Some of it is very upsetting and worrying; and may not even be verified. Children listening and viewing distressing images can become frightened and fearful.

Here are some background reading resources to help you think about how adults can support children with what they are seeing or feeling. Please read through these links before sharing, to ensure that they are suitable for your community and situation.

Current information regarding Ukraine

Information produced previously about war and international violence