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Coronavirus and Safeguarding for 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: 

RBSCP Facebook

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 railtorefuge@womensaid.org.uk 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
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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