Updates on COVID-19:
Oak National Academy to support schools and parents:
BBC Bitesize Daily:
Staying safe online:
The Essex Safeguarding Children Board has information and links to organisations that can offer online safety support.
The NHS has produced a guide to spotting child sexual exploitation.
Supporting vulnerable families: the additional pressures that lots of families are facing given the current circumstances can place extra pressure on family relationships, or increase existing tensions. Essex have put together some guidance:
Essex County Council – Coronavirus information – https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus
Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service (formally Children’s Centres) –Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and for the protection of communities and staff, they are prioritising services so that face-to-face contact will only continue where safe to do so. Their website https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk/ has a host of information about services families can access.
DWP – Job centres are now closed but are providing a phone service to customers. New claims for Universal Credit can be made as usual through GOV.UK. https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/loc/saffron-walden/
Guidance on social distancing measure:
Guidance on social distancing in education settings:
Guidance on closures of early years and child care settings:
Guidance for maintaining Further Education Provision:
List of Key Workers:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance from the NHS:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Prime Minister Announcements: