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

Manchester City Council FSM advice 20th March 2020

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

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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:

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

Talking mats



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:, this email is looked at regularly but not manned 24/7.

Covid-19 Appendix to Safeguarding policy


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

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:

Peer support forum:



Young Minds

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)



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)




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