Parent Support - Parent's guide to Supporting Children during COVID 19

IMPORTANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE

For the next 3 weeks we will continue to provide FSM’s as we have been so please continue to come into your school to collect your FSM. This will be on Mondays and Thursdays during the Easter Break. We will inform you of further information as soon as we have it.

The government has announced today that an e-voucher/e-gift card scheme for pupils who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. All schools are awaiting further information on the scheme so that we can roll the programme out.

The e-vouchers/e-gift cards are for term time only and we are working through the details as we receive the information. Our plan is to continue as we have been, offering packed lunches, until after the Easter holidays, but if we can, we will claim your e-voucher/e-gift card this week.

For the next 3 weeks we will continue to provide FSMs as we have been so please continue to come into school to collect your FSM. This will be on TUESDAYS ANSD TURSDAYS DURING THE EASTER BREAK.

FSM provision is changing after Easter. If you receive FSM and haven't already given your email to the school then please phone and do so. I'm order to receive your voucher we need this information by Friday 3rd April.

We will continue to provide packed lunches until with April.

Thank you. For further government guidance please follow the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools
COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools - GOV.UKWe know that schools and education settings are concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on pupils currently eligible for benefits-related free school meals.www.gov.uk

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Latest Government Updates and Guidance

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Public Health England's advice on supporting children and young people's mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak
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Hartlepool Support Groups

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Useful Contact Numbers

Our doors may be closed but we will continue to be here to support and guide you in any way we can during this time. Safety and Welfare Children Hub Hartlepool 01429 284284 Toileting advice Please see link with help for bed wetting, constipation, toilet training etc https://www.eric.org.uk Head lice advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/ Healthy choices https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/about Emotional wellbeing CAMHS Crisis contact number 0300 300 0099 Child line 0800 1111 Samaritans 116 123 Childmind https://childmind.org/ Young minds 0808 802 5544 Young people can also text “YM” to 8528 Time to change https://www.time-to–change.org.uk/ NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Safer Internet Use Support

THINKUKNOW

Support your child with films and activities from Thinkuknow.Thinkuknow films and games are a great way to start and continue chats about online safety. 4-7s Jessie & Friends cartoonshttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos A three-episode animated series which helps keep 4-7s safe online. It explores three popular online activities: watching videos, sharing pictures, and online gaming. 8 – 11s Play Like Share cartoonshttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/playlikeshare/ A three-episode animated series that helps keep 8-11 year olds safe from risks they might encounter online. Band Runner game and advice websitehttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ A fun interactive game that helps reinforce key messages about online safety. You’ll find lots more advice on keeping your child safe online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents If you’re worried that a child is at risk of harm online, you should call the police. Children can make a report to CEOP at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ Other recommended resources Parent Info Expert information for parents about digital family life www.parentinfo.org NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ NSPCC PANTS (The underwear rule) – A simple way to keep children safe from abuse, by teaching them to remember the 5 rules that spell ‘PANTS’. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-childrensafe/underwear-rule/ Internet Matters – A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites. http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/

Internet Safety Sites

For children

Childline - Reporting Tools for Children

UK Safer Internet Centre - To report harmful online content

CEOP - Advice about online abuse

For Parents

 

Internet Matters - Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

London Grid for Learning - Keeping children safe online

Net-Aware - Advice from the NSPCC for parents and carers

Parent Info - Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Thinkuknow - Keeping children safe online advice from the National Crime Agency

UK Safer Internet Centre - To report harmful online content

Additional learning resources

Get Hartlepool Active https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUB8mpshJJllZKmrLtslcA The Body Coach https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Spread the Happiness TV- Including Dough Disco https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw

Oxford Owl- Free reading books online www.oxfordowl.co.uk