Safeguarding and Wellbeing
There are lots of resources and support available to pupils and families.
Helplines for settings and families
The Liverpool City Council have created a flyer with a number of helplines and websites to help support families during the lockdown period. Please click on the image to open the flyer in a new window.
Safeguarding Resource Hub – a free hub of national safeguarding resources to empower children, young people and all adults supporting them.
As lots of children will be away from school and in their homes, it is likely they will spend more time online so it is important to reinforce online safety advice:
- NSPCC Online Safety - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
- UK Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
- Childnet International - https://www.childnet.com/
- CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Mental health and wellbeing
Mind Healthy @ Home Booklet
A booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home.
Supporting Children’s Mental Health During Social Distancing/Self-Isolation
There are resources which support children and families with their emotional wellbeing.
- Childline Calmzone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
- Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
- Headspace https://www.headspace.com/
Where can we access mental health support whilst school is closed?
Sources of Factual Information for Children:
Children will be hearing about coronavirus so it is important to share with them factual information – some resources to help with this are:
- Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
- Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
For children with additional needs, the following social stories may aid their understanding of the situation;
The lastest government link on mental health and wellbeing
Although school is currently closed, there are lots of resources and support available to pupils and families.
Helping children understand the Coronavirus
Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler has illustrated a free digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measure taken to control it. Learn more: https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/