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Coronavirus and Safeguarding Children

In these challenging times, RBSCP would like to remind everyone that safeguarding remains a high priority and if you have any concerns that a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse, to follow the appropriate process as normal.

These documents have been produced to help safeguard children during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please also see: 

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Advice and Support for professionals and volunteers:

Rochdale guidance and resources:

-Advice for volunteers
-Carers Hub: Expression of interest form 
-Carers Hub: Offer of services 
-Child Protection Processes and Cared for Children Reviews
-Coronavirus - Rochdale Council page
-GMFRS information
-Safeguarding fact sheet for Volunteers
-Tri.x Coronavirus resource
Scam factsheet for volunteers
GM wide Covid-19 BAME helpline

National guidance and resources: 

-Barnardo's Advice 
-Centrepoint FAQs to support vulnerable young people who are homeless or facing the risk of being homeless during the coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of modern slavery
-Friends Against Scams
-Lullaby Trust: Safer Sleep Advice - Supporting families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
-Mental health and behaviour in school
-NICE Guidelines
-SCIE Coronavirus Hub
-Symptoms and information on the situation in the UK
-Covid-19: information and resources to support families and carers of children with severe learning disabilities
-Children’s Commissioner for England: Children, domestic abuse and coronavirus briefing
-Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online:
-Coronavirus: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol
-Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

Domestic Violence: 

-Domestic Abuse: How to Get Help
-Employers Initiative guidance for employers
-guidance on isolation for domestic abuse safe-accommodation settings
-National domestic abuse charity Safelives have issued the following guidance
-Safe Lives – domestic abuse and Covid 19 guidance
-Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse
-The impact of Covid-19 on women and children experiencing domestic abuse 
Safety4Sisters: GM organisation supporting women with no recourse to public funds including women without children
Rail to Refuge: Free rail for men and women who need to travel to find refuge from domestic violence/abuse. Email to access. 

Children's resources:

-Childline 10 tips to cope during lockdown
-Children's easy read guide to coronavirus
-Covibook - resource for children aged 7 or under
-Coronavirus storybook for children
-Early Help Services during Covid-19
-Helping children cope with stress 
-Online Safety: Thinkuknow Home Activity Packs for early years, primary and secondary aged children
-Worries about the world: Coronavirus - Childline information page
-NSPCC Learning Coronavirus: child mental health resources:

Self help advice 

-Coping with stress
-Coronavirus: supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (Public Health England)
-The Council of Europe webpage providing information on how to protect children online during the coronavirus crisis:
-Infant crying and how to cope leaflet
-Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak 
Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities

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