Here is all of the information we have sent out about COVID-19 e.g. letters, support guides, Government advice.
Information from Manchester City Coucil 15th May 2020
Covid book for Children in different languages:
Local Authority advice regarding bereavement 24th April:
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:
Letter from Miss Scott 20th April 2020:
Supporting Families newsletter 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!
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:
All information relating to SEND at this time of school closures.
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:
A newsletter on the Local Offer at least weekly, with really useful information for families.
There are also some great resources to help talk with your child about what is happening:
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:
email@example.com, this email is looked at regularly but not manned 24/7.
Health and Wellbeing
Information realting to supporting health and wellbeing at this difficult time.
Citizens Advice Manchester
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
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
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
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
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
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)