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Online Safety

A new safety campaign aims to help parents have conversations with their children about keeping their 'door' closed to child sexual abusers. The campaign includes a booklet for parents, explaining the risks, explaining why children are vulnerable, and suggests practice steps that parents can take.

The mnemonic used in the campaign is TALK:

  • TALK to your child about online sexual abuse. Start the conversation – and listen to their concerns.
  • AGREE ground rules about the way you use technology as a family.
  • LEARN about the platforms and apps your child loves. Take an interest in their online life.
  • KNOW how to use tools, apps and settings that can help to keep your child safe online.


For further details go to: https://talk.iwf.org.uk/

 

 There is also a lot of really useful advice on the NSPCC website.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Mental Wellbeing While Staying at Home

Another lockdown! Is it affecting how your are feeling? Check out the link below with some useful hints and tips to support your wellbeing. It's definitely worth taking a look - you just might find something that will help you.
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

every mind matters

Information on Domestic Abuse - #YouAreNotAlone

Families Under Pressure Parenting Support

families under pressure

We know it can be tough at the moment. This website has some great little videos and tips to help you at home.   https://familiesunderpressure.maudsleycharity.org/  Remember there is the Wellbeing homelearning page to help support your children too. 

Wellbeing videos created by Tamba Roy

​Tamba is a former Nottingham headteacher, an author and an education consultant who has worked with our school. He specialises in sharing tools to support emotional wellbeing. Tamba has recently created these short videos to provide children with additional wellbeing strategies at this time of uncertainty. If you would like to share these tools with your child, simply click on the link below: 

www.tambawellbeingvideos.com

Mental health and wellbeing

There are 5 main elements that will help improve an overall wellbeing. Take a look! You'll be surprised what a difference they will make to how you are feeling.

This says it's a staff mental health 'calendar' with 30 ideas to help with wellbeing. Definitely worth sharing with everyone! 

Family Support

If you or your family need any support during the current shutdown, or if you know of any family that is struggling. Our Wellbeing and Safeguarding teams are standing by to help.
You can contact them at safeguarding@dovecote.school  or  wellbeing@dovecote.school

Please have a look at the materials available below with a range of links, help and advice to support you and your family. There is also a range of activities specifically for your children under the Home Learning - Wellbeing post. 

Mental Health Support Team

The Mental Health Support Team is a new service working with Dovecote to offer support for difficulties around worry and/or mood management either with parents or directly with children and young people. If you feel that you would like us to make a referral please email: wellbeing@dovecote.school. Please take a look at the document  below for more ideas to support positive mental health and wellbeing. 

Safeguarding

You will find below safeguarding information for children/adults/families who are struggling or potentially suffering abuse or neglect.

Nottingham City Council Support

Nottingham City Council is offering help to those that are self-isolating and need support. They are also providing useful help and contacts in terms of safeguarding and money help and advice. 

Support with Covid 19

Here is a list of various resources that can help with emotional and mental wellbeing particularly during this COVID19 crisis. 

Text Message Health Service

Nottingham CityCare has launched a new way for parents/carers of babies
and children to get advice and support about health related issues.Open the document below to see the range of support on offer

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