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If you require a paper copy of the information on this website please contact the Centre for a free copy (0121 533 5806) 

 

COVID 19 UPDATE

 

Please view the following documentation for parents and carers

Covid-19 Risk Assessment - July 2020

 

 

 

 

Good To Know Newsletter - 3rd July 2020

 

Does TikTok have any parental controls?

TikTok does offer its users a range of settings to customise their experience and make it safer for young people. And although it’s important to bear in mind that settings and parental controls don’t eliminate risk, they can be a good first step.

How to make an account private

One of the main concerns parents often have about social media is that their child might be contacted by strangers who might not have their best interest at heart. By making an account private, other users must be approved before they can see and interact with your child’s content or contact them. Here’s how to set it up:

  • Go to your child’s ‘Account’ section and tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the screen.

  • Select ‘Privacy and safety’ from the ‘Settings and privacy’ menu.

  • Toggle the ‘Private account’ slider at the top of the page.

 

Autism & Social Interaction Webinar - 11th June 2020

 

Good To Know Newsletter - 5th June 2020

 

Good To Know Newsletter - 22nd May 2020

 

COVID 19 UPDATES

Please view the following documentation for parents and carers

 

Back to school letter for parents and carers

Covid 19 Letter to parents and carers from the Director of Education

Timetable

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

 

 

 

Please click here to read an interesting interview with Shani Dhanda who was born with a rare genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bones.

 

Please  click here to view a Coronavirus Lockdown message from your local community police

 

Please click on the link for your child to access free yoga video lessons to practice at home during the Coronavirus Lockdown.

Online Resources

 

Good To Know Working With Families Article - 17th April 2020

 

Sandwell Prevent Team Newsletter - April 2020

Resources for parents /carers:   Parenting ADHD and Autism.com

Covid-19 Content: ThinkNinja

 

 

Helpful resources for parents/carers for communicating issues regarding Coronavirus.

The following apps are free for a month:

 

FAO Parents of Key Stage 3 pupils - please note that pupils can now access Whizz to complete Maths work.

 

Parent Information from CEOP and Parent Zone

 

Please click on the link to view COVID-19 Free School Meals Guidance

 

Supporting information from Sandwell Educational Psychologists

Top Tips for Teaching at Home

Useful Links and Resources

 

Physical and Mental Health Advice Support Services for Students.

Services to support students health and wellbeing continue to operate (as listed below). 

 

School Nurse Services (Chat Health):  ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (11 year olds plus) to contact their local Public Health nursing (school nursing) team and is available on 07480 635486

 

Kooth:  Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people (11-19 years plus) available at all times https://www.kooth.com/ and includes accessing online counselling support (Monday – Friday: noon – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm)

 

Beam Drop in-service (anyone under 19):  All face-to-face services have been cancelled; updates will be placed on Twitter @beamsandwell

 

Health For Teens Website: For general health advice https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/ 

 

DECCA:  Sandwell Drug and Alcohol Services are still available as and when needed. Please phone 0121 5692201 or email decca_team@sandwellchildrenstrust.org.uk 

 

Brook (Sexual Health Support: 11 years old plus):  Are contacting young people directly to discuss the appropriate mode of support for their personal circumstance.

 

Childline:  Website is operating https://www.childline.org.uk/  and the counselling service is still available; please call 0800 1111

 

Papyrus (Youth Suicide Prevention charity):  Still operating. Please call 0800 0684141 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

Please click on the https://youngminds.org.uk/ to view parental support while self-isolating

 

 

Connexions Sandwell

Please click on the link below to visit Connexions Sandwell website. 

At present there is a Connexions drop in at The Council House in Oldbury from 1pm - 5pm every day except Wednesday.  If you have any questions please contact our Connexions Advisor, Pauline Jackson. 

Please email: Pauline_jackson@sandwell.gov.uk or telephone 07855 036965.

 

https://www.connexionssandwell.co.uk/

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE IN RECEIPT OF FREE SCHOOL MEALS, WHETHER OR NOT YOUR CHILD TAKES A MEAL IN THE CENTRE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.  WE COULD BE LOSING VALUABLE FUNDING.

 

Operation Encompass is a police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people exposed to Domestic Abuse. It aims to ensure Schools are notified in a timely manner of any Domestic Abuse incident where child/ren are present or registered at the address. This early notification should mean that, in the majority of cases, schools are alerted in readiness for the children arriving at school the first working day following an incident.
Operation Encompass went  live week commencing 1 October 2018 and the aim is that schools will know as close as possible to the start of the school day that the child has been or may have been exposed to a domestic abuse incident.

Summer School Leaflet

 

Please click on the click to view Changing Our Lives Events

Changing Our Lives Events

 

Please click on the link below to read the Good To Know article:

 

Good To Know Working With Families Article - 27th March 2020

 

Good To Know Working With Families Article - 17th January 2020

 

Good To Know Working With Families Article - 19th December 2019

 

Good To Know Working With Families Article - 22nd November 2019

 

Good To Know Working With Families Article - 7th November 2019

 

Please click on the following link for details about Sensory Issues and Daily Living - Sandwell, Tipton 

Link to Autism West Midlands - Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

 

Please find the new Parental Bulletin 2019 by clicking the link below:

Parental Bulletin Summer Term 2019

 

Many children and families struggle during the school holidays when free school meals are no longer available. Information for parents / carers - food poverty and holiday hunger guidance can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://route2wellbeing.info/

Sandwell's food banks are listed in  the Emergency Help (incl. food) section.  There are also a number of ther locations where food is shared in Sandwell e.g. temples and gurdwaras.

 

Please click on the link below regarding an article on Alternative Provision:

https://www.tes.com/news/love-what-breaks-through-alternative-provision

 

 

https://www.fearless.org/professionals/resources/gangs

https://www.youandco.org.uk/crime-info/violent-crime-facts/gangs-and-street-violence

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-county-lines

https://www.spurgeons.org/

https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/994235062852997124  

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