ThinkUKnow

To help our pupils during COVID-19 and the possible closures of school bubbles, ThinkUKnow have released new, age-related activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they may be spending more time online at home.

Follow the links below to download your appropriate pack. There is also a parent/carer information pack.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Supporting Home Learning Routine

Supplementary advice from ‘Our Rochdale’ :Activities and home

Remote Learning Policy

Our policy outlines in full how your child will access their lessons in the event of a bubble/school closure.

Choosing a Home Tutor

If you decide you want to use a home tutor, in addition to our daily remote learning from school, please read the following advice from Rochdale LA.

Safe after School Campaign

The Safe After School campaign was launched to support parents with advice and guidance on out of school activities. There have been many instances, nationally as well as locally, about inappropriate behaviour and abuse perpetrated by adults in a position of trust at an after school activity. Please follow the link below to find out more information.

https://www.ourrochdale.org.uk/kb5/rochdale/directory/service.page?id=239kpyAw3mE

The Rochdale LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) is also concerned that childcare is being offered by strangers via Nextdoor.co.uk. These people have not been vetted or safety checked.

Covid-19: Health and Wellbeing Updates

This is a great one-stop site from Rochdale regarding covid-19 health and wellbeing.

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/Pages/default.aspx

Mental health support for adults, children and parents

Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives and our loved ones. This website, from Rochdale LA, gives a list of groups and organisations offering coronavirus mental health support to adults, children and parents.

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/mentalhealthsupport

Young Minds have put together some resources and information for parents to support their children’s mental health. You answer 6 questions and get a targeted response.

https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/

NSPCC -Supporting Families during Covid

Please find below a link to a document published by the NSPCC which is full of really useful information and support for families during this difficult time.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-familiesparents/

Supporting Healthy Relationships and Managing Disagreements during Covid-19

The stress of Covid-19 is a challenge as many families have been spending much more time together due to physical distancing restrictions. Family members can easily irritate each other when living in close proximity for long periods of time without a break. Here is some useful advice from the Triple-P group.

Grief and Loss – Barnado’s

Thousands of children are now facing a new reality due to Covid-19. In many cases, young people have lost a loved one, lost the chance of opportunities they were about to take up, or lost their normal support systems. They may feel isolated or anxious about the future. The charity, Barnado’s, offer guidance and support. Please follow the link.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/grief-and-loss

Your Child’s Health

Every parent or carer wants to know how to do what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. HMR CCG has developed a guide to common childhood illnesses and wellbeing for parents and carers of children from birth and beyond. It aims to help you understand what to do when your baby or child is ill,  how to care for your child at home, when to seek advice from a health visitor or call a doctor and when to use emergency services.

Most of the issues you will be confronted with are simply an everyday part of growing up, often helped by a chat with your midwife or health visitor. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get the most common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time, they are easily treated at home with support from your GP or health visitor, with no need to visit the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

The information in this resource is a guide and cannot replace specialist care. If you are worried, you must seek further advice – trust your instincts, you know your child best.

http://hmr.sensecds.com/index.html

Domestic Violence and Abuse

We know this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone, in particular for adults and children living with domestic abuse. Please follow the link below to find up to date information about local domestic abuse support and safety planning if you’re in self-isolation.

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/domesticabuse

Money, Debt and Benefit Advice

If you’ve debt, money or work worries, it’s important you and your family access the right support at the right time.

Please follow the link below for advice on foodbanks, food clubs, benefits, money, financial help in emergency, housing, employment and training, and organisations who may be able to help.

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/council-tax-benefits-and-money/Pages/money-debt-and-benefits-advice.aspx