Message from Derby Constabulary:
This is a difficult time for everyone. Being at home doesn’t mean you are isolated. There are people who can help.
If you need to talk to someone or if you’re worried about a friend, you can contact any of the following:
If you are worried a crime is happening now, call 999 now.
If it isn’t an emergency, but you think the police should know about it call 101 or report it online.
Twitter – @DerPolContact
Facebook – @derbyshireconstabulary
If you would prefer not to contact the Police directly:
Crimestoppers – 0800555111 (anonymously)
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 or email –email@example.com
Child Line – 0800 1111
CEOP via their online site. (anonymously)
The main thing is, if you have a concern and would normally confide in a trusted adult at school or someone who you would normally have regular contact with but aren’t at the moment, please, please consider the options above.
We are all here to help!
It is also important to look after our own mental health during these strange times, should you feel in need you can contact The Mental Health Helpline on: 0300 790 0596 or explore the Mental Health Helpline for advice.
For further information on the Coronavirus please click here.
To view a copy of the child-friendly version of ‘Coronavirus A Book for Children’ click here. There are support links at the end of this publication for both adults and children.
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR PARENTS:
National updates on coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Public Health England blog: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx
This is an ever changing situation, look out for updates.
Click here to download a copy of our Safeguarding Policy Addendum (COVID-19)
The following advice for parents / guardians has been received from the Department for Education:-
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your child catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal. The overall risk to the UK remains moderate, however, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting areas of specific concern and advise you, if necessary, to seek further information from the following government sources.
For news of closures and key workers see here:
Safeguarding during School Closures due to the Corona Outbreak – Parent Advice
Children are likely to be online much more over the coming weeks, possibly using their laptops to access virtual classrooms and learning material as well as other entertainment. The risks will vary depending on their age, but this link provides tips to keep children safe and healthy:
Parents and Carers can download the Gooseberry Parent App for free via App Stores
Netflix have launched an update to their parental controls. Netflix have updated these settings to help families around the world get the most from their viewing experience, as well as allowing them to make decisions about what content is right for their family. This blog looks at these new controls, and how parents and carers can use them with their family: https://www.childnet.com/blog/new-parental-controls-launched-on-netflix
Why not take a look at Off School, a free website full of ideas for home learning and fun activities. Off School flyer It contains:
- 100s of videos created by teachers that demonstrate fun, quality activities that can be recreated at home.
- Teacher-recommended downloadable resources.
- Links to great websites that support families across lots of topics and themes.
Severn Trent have also launched an education zone where they’ll be adding new content each week so be sure to regularly check out their page for new resources & share it with your parents, friends and family. All resources can be found at www.stwater.co.uk/kidszone. Where they’ll be covering topics such as blockages, health & hydration, plastics & the environment, water efficiency and more!