Keeping children safe during lockdown
With the pressures on the NHS, many parents
are worried about a trip to A&E with their child.
With home being an accident hotspot for younger children, it’s good to know there are small
things you can do that make a big difference.
If you put these things high up out of harm’s
way (and curious little hands), you are winning when it comes to keeping your child safe:
Hot things like drinks and hair straighteners or wands – decide where your safe spots are that you can put hot things down out of reach.
Cleaning things – we’ve never been so clean,
but make sure it’s all stored safely away.
Button batteries – they can do a lot of harm to
a child’s insides if swallowed, so check products, spares and flats and put them out of reach.
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:
The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam – Phone-based support
Over the last 2 weeks we have been working on how we can continue to provide support for the young people who access our drop-in services.
From 2nd April 2020, Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam will be offering a call-back telephone service.
Please note that we are not offering a crisis or instant response service.
The support being offered is purely phone-based. We cannot provide support via email, text/messaging apps or on video calling platforms.
Accessing call-back support:
Young people can email us at AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk asking for support. Once they have emailed, an automatic response will ask for some more information. When this has been completed, a team member will contact them to discuss what help they need, and when the best time would be for a practitioner to call them.
Calls will be booked in with our practitioners within our usual drop-in times.
Information for Parents/carers:
If you feel your child(ren)/young person would benefit from our support, please take a look at our website https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/beam/coronavirus.
For young people who are aged 13 and under, you will need to contact us on their behalf via AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk.
NHS – Every Mind Matters
Where to find the latest information
Click on the link below.
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: