Keeping Safe

This time raises many issues around safety and well being for families.  You may find some of the following useful to help stay safe during these difficult times:
 
Advice re Coronavirus
Here is the latest advice on coronavirus from the NHS:
 
Government Advice re Social Distancing, Self-isolation, Financial Support, Information for businesses etc.
Here you can find the collection of government advice and guidance relating to coronavirus:
 
Other advice on coronavirus can be found on our general advice page www.stmatthews.cambs.sch.uk/website/general_advice/468094
 
 
Keeping Safe Out of School
Below you can download some posters for children about safely meeting up with friends after school, sleepovers and also advice from Cambridgeshire Local Authority for alternative Halloween Activities.  Children are strongly advised not to go "trick or treating" this year.
Childline
  • Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
  • You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you.
  • Call:  0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk/ to find out more
Other sites you may find useful:
 Yong Minds - as well as general advice and support for children and parents, Young Minds have a specific section on their website with advice around mental health issues relating to coronavirus, from issues around isolation, anxiety, bereavement and so on - youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-he
The National Society for the Protection of Children - www.nspcc.org.uk/
Keep Your Head - offering up to date information on mental health and well-being for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals - www.keep-your-head.com/cyp
Advice for parents and carers on keeping children safe online, particularly at a time where children are using the internet more often than usual - www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Support from Womens Aid - www.womensaid.org.uk/
Advice about s=domestic abuse and sexual violence - www.cambsdasv.org.uk/website/support__help/84011