Pastoral and Safeguarding
Information during closure
We have always used this page to provide parents/carers with support and guidance and during the Covid-19 pandemic we will continue to update this page with links to documents/websites which we think parents/carers will find useful at this time.
DfE guidance - What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The government have produced guidance and information for people under the age of 25 who are providing care for someone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Public Health England have produced a social distancing guide for young people.
The government issued information for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus outbreak. They have also issued some guidance around support for victims of domestic abuse at this time. They have recently issued a list of online resources for schools and parents to help children learn at home, as well as some guidance about helping to keep children safe online.
CEOP have produced a guide for parents/carers to support them if their child sends nude selfies.
The government have also set up StarLine which is a national home learning helpline offering expert information and advice to parents/carers. The Education Endowment Foundation have put together some resources to support parents/carers with home learning and routines.
The Own It keyboard and app have been designed to help support young people to ensure safe responsible use of their devices.
The NSPCC have created a webpage - Net Aware - for parents/carers on social networks, apps and games. They have also put together some advice to help parents/carers talk to young people who might be worried about coronavirus, as well as a dedicated website for supporting parents/carers through this time and a page designed to support parents/carers with keeping their children safe online. They have also recommended this podcast which is about helping children with autism through these uncertain times. In addition to this they have provided a link to a website which offers support for families with disabled children.
The National Children's Bureau have put together a page offering support for children and young people who have experienced bereavement.
Newsround have created a webpage designed to inform young people about coronavirus.
Childline have also created a webpage designed to help young people manage their anxiety around coronavirus.
CEOP have a range of resources on their website for parents/carers which are designed to help keep children safe online. Their helpsheets for parents/carers are very informative. During this time of school closures they have produced 'Home Activity Packs' which are simple 15 minutes activities you can do with your child(ren) to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home. These packs will be updated every two weeks.
The Lincolnshire County Council's Stay Safe Partnership have put together a range of resources advising parents/carers working from home.
Children with a range of SEND needs may be struggling right now, perhaps through lack of routine or not understanding how things are. Holly Rankin, is the Special Educational Needs Advisor at Ineqe and in this video explains Coronavirus using Makaton.
MindHeart have created a booklet to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. The booklet can be found here.
Below is a collection of externally run support sites which parents/carers and students have found useful.
Childline Voice Box (You Tube Channel)
Advice for young people on issues which affect them.
Find out about health relationships, relationship abuse, consent, rape and pornography.
Educate against hate
Information and support for parents/carers on the issues surrounding extremism and radicalisation and how to protect your child.
PACE - Parents against child sexual exploitation
Information and support for parents/carers on child sexual exploitation.
The Children's Society
Information and support for parents/carers on county lines (child exploitation).
Information and advice for parents/carers on young people’s behaviour and mental health.
Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) You Tube Channel
Dan Hawbrook, the LSCB's Internet Safety expert gives advice to parents/carers on e-safety issues.
BBC Own It
A site for young people to help them navigate the online world.
NSPCC – The underwear rule
Guidance designed to help parents/carers start conversations with young people to help protect them from abuse.
There is also a guide for parents/carers of young people with autism:
There is also a guide for foster carers:
A charity set up to help support parents/carers with the changes families go through. This includes a confidential helpline and online chat.
Information to help parents/carers protect their children from online abuse. Also includes information about reporting abuse.
A website created by Women’s Aid to help parents/carers understand domestic violence and how it affects young people.
Information on the service provided by CASY (a counselling service for young people aged 6-25 in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire).
Information for parents/carers on gangs and youth violence.
Somebody else’s child
Information on private fostering.
Information for parents/carers on drugs and what to do if you are worried about your/a child.
Information for parents/carers on bullying.
Information and advice about keeping children safe.
The services offered by the NSPCC.
NSPCC – Child trafficking
Information on what child trafficking is.
NSPCC – What is Child Sexual Exploitation
Information on CSE, including signs, symptoms and effects.
Childline – Forced Marriage
Information, advice and guidance on forced marriage, including links to other websites.
Family Information Service – Lincolnshire County Council
Information for families on the services available in Lincolnshire.
The National Autistic Society
Guidance and information on autism.
Supporting people with sight loss.
Information for parents/carers on ADHD.
Support, information and guidance for parents/cares on Dyspraxia.
Support with dyslexia for parents/carers.
Guidance and support on eating disorders.
National Self Harm Network (NSHM)
Help and support on self-harm.
One of the UK’s leading and largest special drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities.
LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
Helping parents keep their children safe online.
A charity that aims to support family and friends of those who go missing.
A resource to support parents/carers talk to their children about online safety.
The Children’s Society
A guide for parents/carers on criminal exploitation.
Here are some other information guides for parents: