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Useful Websites for Family Support

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/
 - A website for single parent familys full of helpful resources

https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou
- Provided by the 'Turn to Us' organisation this calculator helps families check they are getting what they are entitled to

https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/emergency-food/
- Food bank information on how to obtain food bank vouchers, where you can pick them up and what information is available 

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/bradford-sendiass

-Bradford SENDIASS is for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the Bradford area - and for their children too.

Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 16th

Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

What you need to know:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
  • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.  The updated guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19#contents

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Educational resources:

Latest Department for Education information:

Resources for learning from home

In the event of school being closed, your child will be sent home with a pack of work which will enable them to continue with their learning.

Below there are a list of great resources/ideas which you might find useful.  We will continue to add to these each day.

 

Twinkl

 

To support families during this period, Twinkl is being made available to every parent and carer in school so our pupils can still have access to high-quality learning.

Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 

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