Parents & Carers Info

Government announcement today and actions

The government has announced its intentions, along with Ofsted, to respond to the issue of

peer on peer abuse in schools. The link to the announcement is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-review-into-sexual-abuse-in-schools

 

The new NSPCC dedicated number to provide both children and adults who are victims of sexual abuse in schools with the

appropriate support and advice is 0800 136 663  This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they

wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.

The usual NSPCC helpline is…. 0808 800 5000

 

Basic Signs in Sign Support English, by Janet Lloyd (Requires Powerpoint which is free to download for Smartphones & Tablets, please visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store)

 

Learning related to safeguarding and keeping children safe in and out of school

Corona virus related information for children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DlOGKpMNs4 (Play Mobil COVID-19 info)

https://files.classdojo.com/dojofiles/385e32d8691f01f18236accd/2020-03-20/ab208f8e4c58d486eef57fc60a052695ed615972_98772206d2ac/6d5eb7ee8c02.pdf

For pupils who are higher level readers https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/what-is-coronavirus/

 

Online safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

http://www.free-for-kids.com/internet-safety-posters.shtml

 

My feelings and body awareness

http://www.socialworkerstoolbox.com/feeling-happy-feeling-safe-videos-pre-school-children/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/pants-teaching/

 

Home safety

http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/homesafety/

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

http://www.free-for-kids.com/stranger-danger-worksheets-1.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGnW8yQBeN0 (Fireman Sam Safety in the home)

 

Help and support

Please see attached document ‘Parents and carers resource sheet contacts’

 

Manchester City, Challenges,Activities and Games

Sing In Class, Songs for Primary School Children

Home Learning Pack

Sensory Learning Ideas

Positive Eye

Parent/Carer Home School Survival Toolkit

Primary Health and Wellbeing Challenges

Secondary Health and Wellbeing Challenges

Please find the latest important information from The Manchester Healthy Schools Team, World Health Organisation, Manchester Local Care Organisation and Kooth Counselling Service.

WHO Advice Covid 19

WHO Mental Health Considerations Covid 19

Manchester Healthy Schools Team

Chat Health with the Manchester Local Care Organisation

Kooth Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

 

Digital Parenting

Digital Parenting Magazine

#Goldilocks: A fairytale for the digital age Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

#Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale that offers a fun and accessible way for you to discuss all things social media related with your younger children. Co-branded by Vodafone UK and Andersen Press, award-winning author Jeanne Willis created the light-hearted story alongside illustrator Tony Ross. The book is designed to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies, or oversharing images, as we see Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media….

#Goldilocks Digital Book can be downloaded here

#Goldilocks Activity Sheet here

Parental Controls (Internet Matters)

The Best Parental Control Software for 2019

Best parental control apps for Android and iPhone 2020

 

Safeguarding Hub

Keeping your child safe online

Information about helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children

Family agreement
Let's talk about life online
Parents and carers resource sheet

 

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities local offer leaflet 2019

 

New! Parent & Carer Workshops Autumn 2019

 

Useful Links for Parents & Carers 

https://www.minded.org.uk

 

Other useful information

Family Fund 

Manchester's Local Offers (Disability & Special Educational Needs) 

Manchester Carers Forum 

The Autumn Group 

Short Breaks Information 

Talbot House 

CAF Getting Social Care Support 

Problem-Solving Toolkit

Financial Entitlements Checklist 

 

Wonder what all the abbreviations & terminology means? Click here to find out!

Files to Download

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