Broomfield

Broomfield SILC

 COVID-19 INFORMATION TO PARENTS.
We hope everyone is keeping safe during these difficult times. For up to date guidance, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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Please do browse our range of information below and see some useful links:

 

For any queries relating to the Covid-19 Risk Assessment  or Bubbles Information please e-mail: broomfield@broomfieldschool.org.uk

 

  • If you are unable to leave the house due to Covid-19 virus pandemic and you're worried because you don't have family of friends who can help, please contact 0113 3781877. You will then be matched with a local volunteer. They will be able to assist with, picking up prescription, food distribution, top up fuel cards and general house hold help.

 

Financial info/ Well being area.

 

08.09.20 - SEN Children back to school leaflet

07.09.20 - Leeds City Council Jobshop Leaflet

30.6.20- Reporting domestic abuse:

DVA Contact Card

Local and National Support Agencies

West Yorkshire Police have created a simple online form to enable people to report domestic abuse as an alternative to speaking on the phone. Please see link below:

https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it/report-domestic-abuse

Domestic abuse online reporting form. A short online form allowing you to report domestic abuse. The form will take about five minutes to complete and allows you to state the safest method for police to get in touch with you and at a time and date that suits you. If an incident of domestic abuse is ongoing, you should report it over the phone by dialling 999 immediately.
www.westyorkshire.police.uk

 

11.6.20- Bereavement Services available to access

In collaboration with Leeds City Council, Child Bereavement UK offers a bereavement service in Leeds that supports children and young people, and their families, who have lost someone important in their life. The service is for Leeds families with young people up to and including age 18, and up to age 25 with SEND, who are in need of support. The services are provided free of charge and are offered by trained bereavement support practitioners. They are currently offering:

·       Access to a range of online support and information resources https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

·       Access to a helpline: 01133 503598 and support email: leedssupport@childbereavementuk.org  9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

·       1:1 and family telephone booked bereavement support, 1:1 and family zoom sessions and Zoom Bereavement Groups for Young People, aged 8 upwards. 

·       Free and certificated online bereavement training to Leeds-based education professionals.

They are also offering some Bereavement Awareness Webinars for which educational professionals can sign up:

Thursday 11th June at 15:30 (Early Years/Nursery) https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lP28pDGgRlm6gGKSGWkiaQ

Monday 15th June at 12:00 (Primary)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UKHDUxgSRe-_APxvSILjZg

 Tuesday 16th June at 09:30 (Secondary)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k46ZyxWtQzahP4-ab69g6Q

 

18.05.20 - Wellbeing Newsletter - Click Here

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th – 24th May 2020 Activity Sheet

Click here for financial advice during the COVID 19 Pandemic 

 

 

 

 

29-04-2020 - Other Support available

In these unprecedented times, please do be aware that support is available to you. Please do read and access below if required.

  • Healthy Start - during lockdown we know that many financial situations have changed. The Healthy Start scheme may be able to help. If on certain benefits, families, including pregnant women and children under 4 can get free milk, fruit and vegetables and vitamins with Healthy Start vouchers. You can apply on line at the following website https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/ . A change in the law means the form no longer needs to be signed by a health professional which should make the application process easier. One approved you will receive the vouchers through the post which can be exchanged at supermarkets and small retailers.  
  • Leeds City Council – support is available for Food which can be accessed by calling 0113 376 0330 and there is an additional COVID helpline number for none food related support which can be reached on 0113 378 1877. 
  • Counsellor Support – St Gemma’s Hospice and Wheatfield’s Hospice have joined together to support Leeds residents affected by COVID-19 during this time with trained specialist counsellors available. Additional information is below.

School Meal Vouchers Communication:
5.5.20- Guide on how to access & use FSM Vouchers - Click Here

20.4.20- The new vouchers have been E mailed or posted to all eligible families. Please ensure you check your E mail, as you need to redeem then download the voucher to use it. Please refer to the Free School Meals FAQs below.

1.4.20- The government announced today that schools can provide supermarket or shop vouchers to eligible families if you have applied and are eligible for benefit related free school meals. The vouchers can be emailed to parents. During the next 2 days we will be checking that we have the accurate email addresses for all eligible families. However, if you would like to email school to give your preferred email address, please email broomfield@broomfieldschool.org.uk

Food Scheme Poster

Free School Meals FAQs

Referral Form

22.4.20: Making Your £15 Free School Meal Voucher Go Further at Home.

Please see https://biteback2030.com/real-story/making-your-ps15-free-school-meal-voucher-go-further-home if you require any guidance and help on how to manage your FSM voucher.

 

23.4.20- Coronavirus (COVID-19): temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to NRPF groups. 

Please see guidance for above at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/guidance-for-the-temporary-extension-of-free-school-meals-eligibility-to-nrpf-groups

Planning For Emergencies

Below is the link for 'Planning for emergencies' by Carers UK. Which may be useful if carers want to create an emergency plan – for you and all those you look after. Having a plan in place can help ease your worries if you are not able to care for those you look after at any point in the future.

https://www.carersuk.org/search/planning-for-emergencies

Key Information

Key Worker List regarding COVID-19 now available, please check and contact school ASAP if you fall within this category

School letters

Click here for 27-05-20 COVID letter to parents regarding June re-opening

Click here for 19-05-20 EHCP and annual review newsletter

Click here for 27-04-20 COVID letter to parents.

Click here for 23-03-20 COVID letter to parents.

Click here for 19-03-20 COVID letter to parents.

COVID 19 guidance for families in different languages

Please note there is now available:

Easy-read guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people in Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Welsh:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Easy-read guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection in Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Welsh:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

We Are Missing You!

 

                                     

 

LCC Catering staff miss all our pupils as well.

WYP Advice and Online Safety 

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MONITORING THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA:

We would urge all Parents/Carers to ensure they are checking their child’s social media use. We have been made aware through our safeguarding networks that there is a distressing video currently accessible on the social networking service, TikTok.

Please visit the links below for more information:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54069650

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/tiktok/

 

E-SAFETY GUIDES:

Each week school receives a guide from the National Online Safety website as part of the #wakeupwednesday programme.  I will share these on the school website and social media.  Examples are below and more can be found in the E-saftey section under the 'Parents' tab on the website.

                                  

HOUSE PARTY APP:

The Education Safeguarding Team have had numerous queries and safeguarding concerns raised about an APP called House Party in respect to live streaming.

The house party is taking social media by storm. It’s from the same company that created Fortnite. Over the last 48 hours there has been lots of misinformation over social media about it.  As with all live-streaming platforms, screenshots, unsolicited messages and self-generated sexualised imagery can put young people at risk.

Links to ‘rooms’ can also be shared publicly – to other platforms which could see uninvited users joining.

‘Rooms’ should be locked to prevent uninvited guests from joining – remember all rooms will lock by default if a user enables ‘private mode’. 

If an uninvited guest joins a room they can easily ‘friend’ others taking part in the live stream. 

It appears that when a friend is invited, their friends can also join a ‘room’ without the invitation. Therefore potentially increase the opportunity to cyber-bully and troll others.

Here is a web link to the blog. https://www.ineqe.com/2020/03/30/houseparty-how-safe-is-the-app-taking-the-uk-by-storm/

 

ONLINE SAFETY INFORMATION:

Here is the information from ThinkUKnow to help both with Primary and Secondary children at home.

 

E MAIL SCAMS:

West Yorkshire Police have advised that a number of fake emails are circulating with a message similar to the below:

If your child’s school is closed and your child is entitled to free school meals; then to send your bank details to the school and they will help you with funding while schools are closed.

This is a not a LCC process so please do not disclose any personal bank details if requested by E mail.

Thanks