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Safeguarding and Well-being

Dear Parents and Carers,

Understandably, given the current situation regarding coronavirus, a number of our students are concerned over how they will be supported should school close for an extended period. The links below provide on-line support for young people, parents and carers.

Safeguarding:

If you are worried about a child and you think they are in immediate danger or at risk of severe harm, call 999.  You can also raise concerns via the NSPCC website: 

Information can also be found at the Bristol safeguarding website: 

If you or a child have safeguarding concerns whilst they are off school, they can contact school via tellsomeone@bristolfreeschool.org.uk

Support for Parents:

You can find a wide range of support and guidance for parents here.

Emotional Well-Being:

You can find a wide range of support and guidance for students here

Social Media:

We understand that during a period of closure it is highly likely that students will turn to social media to communicate with friends.  To help support parents, with keeping children safe in line we recommend using the advice provided on the internet matters website. 

In addition to internet matters, organisations such as CEOPS and the Internet Watch Foundation can be used to report instances of cyber-harm or suspected criminal activity.

Get Reading:

As we do in school, please encourage your child to spend at least 30 minutes day reading.  The World Book Day website has links to a wide range of resources as well as a range of reading recommendations. 

The longlist for the 2020 Cilip awards may provide further inspiration.

Keep Active:

Being asked to stay indoors for an extended period can be frustrating, and it is important to remain as active as possible.  Joe Wicks, ‘The Body Coach’ has a You Tube Channel with a wide variety of HIIT workouts.

Additional sources of support for parents/ carers and young people

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