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
 
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
Below you can find the addendum to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for the period of school closure.