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COVID-19 Support & Guidance

Useful Links for Parents
Parent Zone is a good place for advice on a range of topics. This link takes you to the ‘parent guides’ section which explains how to keep your child safe on a range of online activities from Facebook to Fortnite: https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

We also recommend Supporting Your Family’s Mental Health Guide which can be accessed here: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/how-look-after-your-family’s-mental-health-when-you’re-stuck-indoors?utm_source=Parent+Zone+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e53736f60f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_03_10_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1ee27d9000-e53736f60f-179221753

Lockdown can increase tensions and arguments at home. The NSPCC have put together some information on how to reduce these during this difficult time: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/arguments-conflict-family-tension-coronavirus-lockdown/

The government has produced a detailed parent guide to supporting your child and accessing support services at this time particularly if affected by bereavement, mental health worries, eating disorders, autism, bullying and more: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Domestic Abuse Support Services
There has sadly been a national increase in domestic abuse incidents during this time and for the victims, male and female, lockdown poses significant challenges for seeking and receiving support. There is also a concern about the children in those households who are witnessing this.  Domestic abuse can involve violence but also includes controlling behaviour and support is still available at this time.  If you are worried about your safety, we would recommend calling 999.

What To Do If You Are Concerned About The Welfare of a Child During This Time:
If your concern occurs during school hours please contact Mr Luke Shackleton at safeguarding@hattonacademy.org.uk or by telephone on 01933 231224.

If your concern is out of normal school hours, please report this to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team who can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (option 1 and then ask to speak to the MASH team) or through calling the non-emergency police number (101).

If you believe a child is being harmed at this moment or is in imminent danger, we would always recommend calling 999.

Further Support & Guidance
Attached below are further support guides to assist you at this time:

  • Support for Children and Young People - Covid 19
  • E-Safety Support Newsletter
  • Supporting Home Learning Routines & Planning The Day

Disclaimer: Sir Christopher Hatton Academy are not responsible for information published on external sites.