Safeguarding & Wellbeing
Although school is currently closed, there are lots of resources and support available to pupils and parents.
Safeguarding Resource Hub – a free hub of national safeguarding resources to empower children, young people and all adults supporting them.
As lots of children will be away from school and in their homes, it is likely they will spend more time online so it is important to reinforce online safety advice:
• Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Net-aware - for support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
• Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
• UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
NSPCC Online Safety - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Childnet International - https://www.childnet.com/
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Mental Health & Wellbeing:
Click here to download a list of resources and organisations where pupils and parents can access mental health support when pupils are not at school.
Mind Healthy @ Home Booklet
Click the links below to download a booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home.
- Mind Healthy booklet for families of primary aged pupils
- Mind Healthy booklet for families of secondary aged pupils
Supporting Children’s Mental Health During Social Distancing/Self-Isolation
There are resources which support children and families with their emotional wellbeing.
Childline Calmzone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
Sources of Factual Information for Children:
Children will be hearing about coronavirus so it is important to share with them factual information – some resources to help with this are:
- Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
- Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
For children with additional needs, the following social stories may aid their understanding of the situation;