Please see the following for further support.
Message from Birmingham Children's Trust
Birmingham with love - winter 2020
https://theaws.co.uk/relief/ - self help referral link
Young Carers Information
Covid-19 CYPF Locality support
Communication and Autism_Help
Educational Psychology Help
Pause Call Back Service
Learning Difficulties Help
Sensory Support Help
Physical Difficulties Support Service Help
Communication and Autism - Transitioning into secondary school
Healing together facilitator programme
SEND Parent Link Contact Line number for further support: 0121 303 8461
-Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic
With all of us spending more time online due to COVID 19, it is important that we make sure online safety is a priority.
See below some links to apps and websites that are child friendly, can be installed on phones and help open discussions around staying safe online with your children.
BBC 'Own it' app:
The Own It app will help you to make smart choices, feel more confident and get advice when you need it.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Supporting families during COVID 19 Pandemic
If you are struggling and in need of some support to help keep your cupboards full and hungry bellies going, or any other support around finances and debt, please see local support available for you:
Gas Street Central (0121 622 7034) who are working out of St Luke's Great Colmore Street B15 2AT:
- debt advice
- form filling
- benefits applications working with CAP
- support for vulnerable families and children with Safer Families
- work with domestic violence and mental health in collaboration with MIND and other groups,
- a shopping service for those who can afford to pay but cannot get out.
Jonny at Gate Church E. R. Mason Youth Centre, 40 Irving St, Birmingham B1 1DH:
- lots of food available
Edgbaston Community Centre (next door to school):
- sandwiches available between 3 and 4 pm each day.
The Real Junk Food Project
Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team
The ASIRT (Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team) are offering support to families during the Covid19 situation.
Information about the project can be found here https://theaws.co.uk/relief
The project will direct families to relief projects including food distribution. The number for the helpline is 01217287030
The following email address can also be used Davestamp@asirt.org.uk
Educational Psychologist Service Support Line
Click here to download a flyer from the Educational Psychologist Service Support Line
Resources for Autism helpline
Here is a link for Resources for Autism:
They are launching an emergency helpline for families which will be available out of hours from 5pm – 9:30pm 7 days a week.
The number to call is 07891 476 293.
RFA will ring the family back. At any other time, families can call the RFA office numbers as normal.
Supporting Children's Mental Health
Click here for guidance from the government.
Pathways to support on BVSC website
Early Help Support
Please read the following and contact the school via email if you feel you need support. Click here
Bereavement and Autism – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educational Settings - https://mcusercontent.com/87a4faa015f2aa152cf0dbb89/files/706190fb-b037-42be-884f-4076552d8ae9/Bereavement_and_autism_a_guide_for_parents.pdf