Coronavirus (COVID 19) Support and Advice
On this page we have put together information to support families during the Covid 19 pandemic. There will be information, links and contact numbers if you are in need of help and support and we will include links to resources and useful websites which will help you to talk with your children about Coronavirus and answer their questions.
Please take a look through them and consider which you feel would be appropriate and most helpful to your and your family.
Please use the below link to visit the Kirklees Council Community Response webpage where you will find information, a freephone helpline number and information on financial support available to families.
Keeping children safe during lockdown and beyond
With the pressures on the NHS, many parents are worried about a trip to A&E with their child. The fact that our homes are accident hotspots for younger children is a scary prospect at the best of times. And sadly less traffic doesn’t mean we can completely switch off about road safety.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust have created some safety tips for parents. Their aim is to reach out to families feeling the pressure in lockdown to highlight easy wins that can keep children safe.
Please look though the safety tips attached to this page for handy tips to stay safe around the home, garden and roads. It also contains lots of fun activities for you and your children to do all about staying safe.
Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm
The essential measures to control coronavirus can potentially increase risks to children and this can cause concern for parents and carers. Kirklees have produced guidance to help families in this situtation.
This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available. This guide also includes information on the support providers who can help you have effective conversations with a young person, especially if you are concerned for their safety.
Please click on the following link from Kirklees to parents/cares for more information regarding keeping children safe from abuse and harm.