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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) 

 

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

 

 

 

Online Resources

Sandwell Prevent Team Newsletter - April 2020

 

Parent Information from CEOP and Parent Zone

 

 

 

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 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  

Please view the following documentation for parents and carers.

COVID - 19 Checklist and Risk Assessment July 2020

COVID - 19 Letter to parents from the Director of Education

Back to school letter - 19th May 2020

Year 10 Timetable

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

COVID - 19 Checklist and Risk Assessment May 2020

COVID - 19 Content: Think Ninja

 

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

Emerging Minds  -  resources for managing children's anxiety

National Autistic Society - guidance and helplines for parents', young people and staff

Mencap - easy to read guide to Coronavirus

Place2be  - a guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing

Young Minds - talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing

Carers UK - guidance for carers

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

Amaze - information for parents

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here

Here's a video on supporting neurodiverse children during self-isolation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE&feature=youtu.be

The following apps are free for a month:

Shape Coding (to develop language)

Widget (symbol software)

 

Please click on the link to view  Covid - 19 Free School Meal Guidance

Supporting information from Sandwell Educational Psychologists

Tips for teaching at home

Useful links and resources

 

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 click on the link below to read the Good To Know articles:

Good To Know Newsletter - 6th November 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 2nd October 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 18th September 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 4th September 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 3rd July 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 5th June 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 22nd May 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 17th April 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 27th March 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 17th January 2020

Good To Know Newsletter - 18th December 2019

Good To Know Newsletter - 22nd November 2019

Good To Know Newsletter - 7th November 2019

Good To Know Newsletter - 6th September 2019

Good To Know Newsletter - 23rd May 2019

 

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 here for your child to access free yoga video lessons to practice at home during the Coronavirus Lockdown.

 

 

 

Resources for parents / carers: Parenting ADHD and Autism

 

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 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

 

Please click on Autism West Midlands Upcoming Events link for details about Sensory Issues and Daily Living - Sandwell, Tipton 

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