COVID-19

Donning and Doffing Guidance for PPE

Parents

Safe travel to work information

 

 

Here is all of the information we have sent out about COVID-19 e.g. letters, support guides, Government advice.

Information from Manchester City Council 15th July 2020

 

 

Information from Manchester City Coucil 15th May 2020

Covid book for Children in different languages:

Arabic

Chinese

Croatian

Danish

Dutch

Egyptian Arabic

English

French

German

Greek

Hebrew

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Persian

Polish

Portutuese

Romanian

Russian

Serbian

Spanish

Turkish

Welsh

 Local Authority advice regarding bereavement 24th April:

Bereavement Support

In the coming weeks and months, it is likely that our children and young people will face bereavement through the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The One Education Educational Psychology team will work with parents, carers and school staff to offer guidance and support about how to speak to children about death and dying. Although COVID-19 is a worrying new situation, the general guidance on talking to children about the death of someone close holds true.The flyer provides a helpline and email address for parents and school staff to access support.

 
 
 

Government guidance 20th April:    

Home schooling advice for parents

Government advice for parents of SEND pupils

Government advice for parents of children under 4

Government home schooling website list


Letter from Miss Scott 20th April 2020:


Supporting Families newsletter March 2020

Manchester City Council FSM advice 20th March 2020

Manchester City Council Coronavirus information page can be found here Link to MCC Coronavirus page


Spring is a time for having a spring clean, it is more important than ever for us to keep things clean. Click on the picture below for advice on how to keep your electronic devices clean - why not get all the family involved!

E-Safety

Latest e-safety news 20/4/2020     click on the pictures to find out more...   

      

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

Click on these links below to find out more:

 

For more information for a particular age group click on the links below:

                  

          under 5                    age 6 - 10                 age 10+


Our first rainbow picture:


SEND

All information relating to SEND at this time of school closures.

Government advice for parents of SEND pupils

Manchester's Local Offer provides information about services and support available to children and young people with special educational needs/disabilities (SEND) and their families. You can view the Local Offer here:

Manchester Local offer

 A newsletter on the Local Offer at least weekly, with really useful information for families.  

Manchester LA SEND newsletter

There are also some great resources to help talk with your child about what is happening:

Social story


Safeguarding

All information relating to safeguarding advice at this time of school closures.

Safeguarding is everyon'e responsibility and remains our priority at Varna Communtiy Primary School. If you have concerns about the safety of a child or young person you must report this immediately to the appropriate body e.g. Children's Services on 0161 2345001. If you believe a child is in danger of immediate harm you should also contact the police. Safeguarding advice can be sought through the following email address:

safeguarding@varna.manchester.sch.uk, this email is looked at regularly but not manned 24/7.

Covid-19 Appendix to Safeguarding policy

Covid-19 Appendix to safeguarding Policy May 20


Health and Wellbeing

Information realting to supporting health and wellbeing at this difficult time.

Parent and carer advice from Healthy Schools 26th March 2020

Healthy Schools challenges 26th March 2020

Talking to children about Coronavirus 26th March 2020

Citizens Advice Manchester

https://www.citizensadvicemanchester.org.uk/

You can still access advice by calling our Adviceline on 03444 111 222, by Facebook messenger or by webchat.

 

The Silver Line- helpline for older people

Free, confidential helpline dedicated to older people which is open every day and night of the year. They offer information, friendship and advice—or just someone to chat to.

The helpline team can also direct you to groups and services in your local area that might be of interest to you.

0800 470 80 90

www.thesilverline.org.uk

 

 

Online Resources, Guideline and Therapy:

 

Mental health helplines:

Self Help Services

Self Help offer a wide range of support and services for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Phone: 0161 226 3871            

Website: https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/

 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

 

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

 

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 Parenting

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

 
 
 
 

 

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