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Information and Advice

Click HERE to read our Lateral Flow Testing risk assessment  -February 2021

Click HERE to read our updated Covid-19 risk assessment. - November 2020

 

 We Are With You Support:

 

Visyon Parent/Carer Webinars:

Support for parents from Cheshire Constabulary: Click Here

Anyone in need can use the link to request help or support from a group of volunteers in Cheshire East: Cheshire East-People helping people

We are aware that some of you may now be able to claim for free school meals due to changes in your home circumstances during this time. Please have a look at the guidance if you believe this to be the case: Free school meals

Advice from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:

COVID-19 resources for parents and carers - RCPCH

COVID 19 advice for parents when your child unwell or injured

The following documents give advice and support on Coronavirus and Bereavement

Coronavirus and Bereavement-Support for Parents and Carers

Coronavirus and Bereavement - Activities Resources and Sources of Support

 2020

Information from the Government to support you with the return to school:

Returning to primary school - what parents need to know

Returning to secondary school -what parents need to know

Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for more information.

  

            

            

            

Click HERE to read the letter to parents 18th March 2020

Click HERE to read the letter to parents 2nd April 2020

Click HERE to read the letter to parents 11th May 2020

 

Support for parents from Cheshire Constabulary: Click Here

Anyone in need can use the link to request help or support from a group of volunteers in Cheshire East: Cheshire East-People helping people

We are aware that some of you may now be able to claim for free school meals due to changes in your home circumstances during this time. Please have a look at the guidance if you believe this to be the case: Free school meals

 

Advice from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:

COVID-19 resources for parents and carers - RCPCH

COVID 19 advice for parents when your child unwell or injured

The following documents give advice and support on Coronavirus and Bereavement

Coronavirus and Bereavement-Support for Parents and Carers

Coronavirus and Bereavement - Activities Resources and Sources of Support

 

 

Weekly update from the Skies Team

YP Mental Wellbeing in Pan Cheshire

This week intel has been shared by CAMHS in Pan Cheshire highlighting that the key covid-19 impact to wellbeing for young people is in relation to anxiety and separation anxiety.

The NSPCC has an extensive page of resources which can help parents and carers to support children and young people who may be suffering from anxiety during this period.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/


Loneliness Resources

This blog highlights key messages about loneliness and social connection, looks at how they can be applied to social care practice and contains access to useful resources.

https://www.researchinpractice.org.uk/all/news-views/2020/june/social-connection-loneliness-and-lockdown/


Think Ninja App – Free during Covid-19

The Think Ninja App is a commissioned child mental wellbeing app. In response to Covid-19 the app has been updated with specific content and made freely available to young people aged 10—18 years old.

https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1 

 

- During the lockdown families are spending much more time together and in these uncertain times emotions can run high and arguments happen more often. Tips for Coping with Family Conflict:

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/blog/coping-family-conflict-during-lockdown


- The Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has collated a valuable online library full of resources which can support professionals, parents, carers and children during the Covid-19 outbreak. Highlights include a family focused COVID-19 Self Care Kit.

https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/coronavirus-resources-for-children-and-families/


- NSPCC Learning also has an extensive library of resources which can help parents, carers and professionals to support children’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/april/supporting-children-young-people-mental-health


- Professionals, parents and young people can be directed to the Young Addaction Pan Cheshire social media pages for daily updates, resources, tips and support

https://www.facebook.com/Pan-Cheshire-Missing-and-Child-Exploitation-Service-1039465136264241 

https://twitter.com/PanCheshireMFH

 

Those currently supporting children and young people to learn from home can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from reception upwards via Oak National Academy. It provides video based learning and resources which may supplement school directed learning:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom



The Anna Freud Foundation website has a helpful page with information about how to support children during the Covid-19 outbreak. It also includes advice for young people and schools:  

https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/



The fearless.org  website has a range of free downloadable educational resources which include topics such as CSE awareness, County Lines, Gangs and Knife Crime. They can be used to support and educate both young people and professionals:

https://www.fearless.org/en/professionals/resources/downloads

 

 

  • CEOP is a well known and valuable child exploitation resource bank. Given current circumstances they are releasing a new activity pack every 2 weeks to support parents to deliver online safety activities with children at a time when they will be spending more time online at home. 

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/  

 

  • At present many parents will be juggling childcare with working from home. Top tips for parents working from home:

 

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/blog/tips-parents-working-home-barnardos-colleagues  

 

  •  The NSPCC has created an information and advice resource for parents/careers of young people with anxiety about Coronavirus. 

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health  

 

  • Professionals, parents and young people can be directed to the Young Addaction Pan Cheshire social media pages for daily updates, resources, tips and support

 

https://www.facebook.com/Pan-Cheshire-Missing-and-Child-Exploitation-Service-1039465136264241 

 

https://twitter.com/PanCheshireMFH  

 

Kind regards,

 

The SCiES Team