Key information for parents and carers.
Information for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Rest assured, staff will continue to look out for signs a child may be at risk whist at school. Any such concerns will be dealt with as per the child protection policy and where appropriate referrals will still be made to children’s social care and as required the police.
On top of this there are a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents, carers and children.
Parents and children, as well as reporting any concerns back to school, there is also some practical support available at:
- NSPCC - Advice and support for parents and carers
- Childline - for support
- UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
We will be in regular contact with our parents and carers. We'd like to take this opportunity to reinforce the importance of children being safe online. During this time, it is especially important for parents and carers to be aware of what your child/children are doing online and who they are interacting with.
If you choose to supplement our school online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors, we'd like to highlight the need to secure any online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Helpful numbers and services for parents and carers
- Urgent mental health help line: ring 0121 262 3555 for advice and support. This line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be used whether you are known to the service or not.
- Foodbanks: https://www.findfoodbanksbrum.org.uk/project_category/food-banks/
- Domestic Violence: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid www.bswaid.org
Helpline: 0808 800 0028. Open 7 days a week 9.15am – 5.15pm (closed bank holidays)
- Finally, a reminder that there is a lot of other early help in the city for all young people and families. Click here for see a whole range of offers: Birmingham Children’s Partnership - Resources | Birmingham Children’s Partnership - Resources | Birmingham City Council
Children's Commissioner: children's guide to Coronavirus
Coronavirus a book for children
Further advice for parents/carers of children with Autism
A social story explaining Coronavirus to younger children with Autism.
A social story explaining Coronavirus to older children with Autism.
Contact details for the Communication Autism Team during the school closure.