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Support during Covid-19 School Closure

Safeguarding

If you have any concerns about a child during the school closure you can contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead using safeguarding@stccg.co.uk

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Stephanie Hayes

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Nikki Gill

If you have concerns about child during this time you can also contact the local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. The contact details are in the link below.

Bexley

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/children-young-people-and-families/childrens-social-care/worried-about-child

https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200237/family_support_and_safeguarding_children/956/r eport_your_concerns_about_a_child

Government Guidance and support

Please see below for a link to the government guidance on the “Corona Virus (Covid-19): Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Our standard opening hours will resume on Tuesday 14 April:

8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday

10am to 4pm – Saturday to Sunday

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

Online Safety

As students are spending more time online completing school work and connecting with friends and family due to social distancing it is important that we are reminding students and their families about how to stay safe online.

All work during the school closure will be set for students using Show My Homework (SMHW). If students or parents/carers need their pin to log into this system please contact the school on SMHW@stccg.co.uk. The work set may link students to other useful and appropriate online resources e.g Mathswatch, MyMaths, BBC Bitesize, Educake.

If students have any concerns whilst they are online they can report these to the DSL (Mrs Hayes) and Deputy DSL (Miss Gill) at school using the safeGuarding@stccg.co.uk email address. You can also access support and report your concerns online if you follow the links below.

•  Childline Childline - for support

UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse

As parents and carers you may choose to supplement the school or college online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. It is extremely important that when securing online you do so from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ -for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Online Learning Resources

Students have been directed to a number of online resources via the work set on SMHW. A list of useful resources is also published below. The DFE have now also published a list of resources which may be useful to be both schools and parents/carers. They intent to keep this updates. Please see the link below.

Useful resources

http://www.stccg.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=2387&type=pdf

DFE online education resources

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Mental Health and Wellbeing

It is extremely important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing during this time. Please encourage the students to use any resources that are shared with them on SMHW during this time to support them in doing this.

Please find below two documents with advice and support for young people which may be useful at this time.

Advice and Support for Students

A Guide for Young People: How do I take care of myself when something dreadful has happened?