Useful links

Useful links

Coronavirus

Free books to download to help explain Coronavirus to children:
Coronavirus – A Book For Children – illustrated by Axel Scheffler (of Gruffalo fame)
Hello my name is Coronavirus
My Hero is You
My name is Coronavirus

 
COVID-19 Community Response:
https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/advice-support-and-sharing/covid-19-community-response.aspx
Kirklees Council are working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. They’re working especially closely with voluntary sector partners. Together they’re offering a co-ordinated Community Response. This will help us all to make sure that people can easily request help when needed. They’re also offering support for local groups and organisations to make sure that we can all help each other in our local places. If you need support, or if you can offer support, please get in touch via the link above. We are all in this together!
 

Advice for parents and carers:
Kirklees – School child isolation guide for parents – COVID-19
DfE advice re school closures
DfE guidance for parents on supporting children and young people’s mental health
DfE guidance for parents of children with EHCPs
NHS advice for everyone on COVID-19
NSPCC advice and support for parents and carers
Save the Children – How to talk to kids about Coronavirus
Save the Children – Help kids cope with school closures
https://e-bug.eu – information and resources on Coronavirus

 

Scapegoat Hill J & I School

scapegoat-hill.kirklees.sch.uk

 

Online payments:

www.parentpay.com

 

Keeping your children safe online:

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents
www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0006-talk-your-kids
www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
The little BIG book of badness – an excellent guidebook for students and parents on how to stay safe on the internet
Parents guide to Instagram – advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre
Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary children
Pokémon Go: A Parent’s Guide – tips and advice from the NSPCC for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go

 

Mental health/wellbeing

www.cwmt.org.uk/schools-families-resources – free resources for parents and young people
https://youngminds.org.uk/resources – information about children and young people’s mental health
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people – for support and advice
www.actionforchildren.org.uk – spotting the signs of mental health issues in children
www.kooth.com – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
DfE guidance for parents on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic

 

Kirklees Music School (Musica):

www.kirkleesmusicschool.org.uk

 

Government/local council:

www.gov.uk – to find government services and information
www.kirklees.gov.uk – Kirklees Council
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted – Ofsted
https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk – Parent View

 

Safeguarding/Safety:

www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk
Reduce The Risk Booklet – key information on family and home safety

 

Health:

www.counselling-directory.org.uk
www.nhs.uk – NHS information on detecting and treating head lice
www.nhs.uk – “Flu Heroes – Nasal Flu Spray for Kids” NHS video

 

Support with learning:

www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
www.topmarks.co.uk/parents