If you require a paper copy of the information on this website please contact the Centre for a free copy (0121 533 5806)
Helpful resources for parents/carers for communicating issues regarding Coronavirus.
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
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.
Supporting information from Sandwell Educational Psychologists
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
DECCA: Sandwell Drug and Alcohol Services are still available as and when needed. Please phone 0121 5692201 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the https://youngminds.org.uk/ to view parental support while self-isolating
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.
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.
Please click on the click to view Changing Our Lives Events
Please click on the link below to read the Good To Know article:
Please click on the following link for details about Sensory Issues and Daily Living - Sandwell, Tipton
Please find the new Parental Bulletin 2019 by clicking the link below:
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:
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: