Useful Information during COVID-19
Letter to parents 5th January 2022
Covid-19 School Risk Assessment - updated January 2022
(It is easier to read if you download the document)
Outbreak Management Plan 2022
We are aware that many families may be in need of additional support during this difficult period. If you are struggling with anything at all – payments, feeding your family, mental health and wellbeing, parenting issues, etc. please get in touch with us in school via telephone 01274 543445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find the below advice useful, which has been provided by our local Early Help Hub. Their contact details are:
Bradford West Family Hub
56 Toller Lane
Phone : 01274 436700
Email : Familyhubwest@bradford.gov.uk
Useful Contact Numbers and Sites - Updated October 2020
National Autistic Society
For impartial, confidential information along with advice and
support for autistic people and their families and carers.
0808 800 4104
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Help and online support to help and prevent suicide and depression
0800 585 858
Change Grow Live
Confidential drug and alcoholservice for young people
0808 169 8711
PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Advice, support and mediation of health and care related matters in local trusts.
0800 587 2108
Free advice and support for young people (under 19's).
0800 11 11
Help and support for struggling families.
0808 800 2222
Lone Parent Helpline
Guidance and support for single parents around the key issues they face, including benefits and childcare.
0800 018 502
National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)
Advice and protection against domestic violence.
0800 970 2070
Text: NCDV to 60777
MIND Mental Health
Advice and support to support mental health issues and promote awareness.
0208 215 2243
Practical, financial and emotional support to isolated or disadvantaged families across the country.
0808 802 6666
Text 07537 404 282
Support for male victims of domestic abuse and violence.
01823 334 244
Practical and emotional support for the LGBT+ community who are experiencing domestic abuse and violence.
0800 999 5428
Information and resources to support those affected by mental health issues and alcohol addiction.
If you are suffering financial hardship, please get in touch and we can discuss ways that we as a school can support you. The following agencies can be contacted directly and are there to help:
Bradford Debt Advice - 0800 1691536
Step Change - 0800 1381111
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) - 01274 760761
Other sources of income
There are a number of other social funds that may be able to help you out during the current crisis. A number of them are listed on the following website, along with links to take you directly to where you can apply.
Advice on Benefits, Employment, Housing and Immigration
The Manningham Project
Kirk House 203 Lumb Lane
Bradford BD8 7SG
Email - email@example.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
HELPLINE - 0800 328 5644
Food Banks and other food providers
Windhill Community Centre (Shipley) Their number is 01274 588831 but advise that families are directed to their Facebook page for up to date information.
Café West in Allerton Provide an advice service about housing and benefits, as well as support for food poverty. 01274 488499
The Salvation Army in Keighley email@example.com.
The Trussell Trust Food Bank
The Light Centre, 86 Captain Street, Bradford, BD1 4EL
They are open Mon, Wed and Fri between 11am and 1.30pm
Bradford Community Kitchen (Millside Road)
131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
How to help children to understand
If you need a resource to help explain the current situation to younger children, please see the resource below, which has been created by a local teacher.
Small Paul – a story:
If you have children who are of an age where they want to leave the house to socialise, and are finding it difficult to understand why this isn’t a good idea, the resource below from the Youth Offending Team explains the situation and the consequences of their actions:
Online Parenting Programmes
Freedom: This can be done online for £12.
Family Links Nurturing programme can be done free of charge online:
Family Links resources:
HENRY – top tips, free recipes, videos for families on healthy eating right from the start and growing up with healthy teeth https://henry.org.uk/
Baby milk, nappies, etc.
Eileen: 07864086384 / 07514535079 / 07870274482
While children are spending more time online at the moment, you may find the following websites useful to provide you with information about online safety:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Early Help have provided us with this list of apps and websites that could support you as parents, as well as your children, in managing mental health needs at this time.
Mental wellbeing: Primary
Key stages: EYFS to KS2
Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality