Parents

Please click on the LINK to view Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Directory for Sandwell Children, Young Adults and their Families

Letter to parents from Sandwell – Measles

Please find below a list of upcoming Sandwell Events for Parents and Carers:

13th September at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Quiz Night
https://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/evening-quiz-social-for-parents-carers-of-autistic-children/

Please click on the link below to read the Good To Know articles:

Good To Know Newsletter – 8th December 2023

Good To Know Newsletter – 15th September 2023

Good To Know Newsletter – 30th June 2023

Good To Know Newsletter – 5th June 2023

Good To Know Newsletter – 25th April 2023

Good To Know Newsletter – 20th September 2022

Good To Know Newsletter – 27th May 2022

Good To Know Newsletter – 3rd December 2021

Many children and families struggle during the school holidays when free school meals are no longer available. Information for parents / carers – food poverty and holiday hunger guidance can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://route2wellbeing.info/

Sandwell’s food banks are listed in the Emergency Help (incl. food) section. There are also a number of their locations where food is shared in Sandwell e.g. temples and gurdwaras.

Sign up here for The Body Coach newsletter to inspire children to have fun together over the summer

#Knowyoursleep

Sleep deprivation can impact behaviour and development – so it’s important to ensure students and their families understand this. But also, that they’re not alone. We have lots of support and resources available.
This is all included in our free downloadable Sleeptember supporter’s pack. This is packed with advice, posters, social media posts and graphics. Please find it here Awareness Events – The Sleep Charity
Child safety online:

https://getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

https://www.internetmatters.org

General IT

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/

Computer Security

www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety

Video/computer game

http://pixelkin.org/    (family friendly games advice)

www.askaboutgames.com    (family friendly games advice)

Parental Control Software

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

Please click to view Sandwell Cost of Living Booklet

 

West Midlands Police has stepped up protection of communities amid the Hamas-Israel conflict

The conflict has a far-reaching impact on communities around the world, and we extend our full support to those affected in the West Midlands.   We have increased patrols across parts of the region to provide a visible presence and reassurance to our communities.   Working with partners we are listening to local concerns and continuously assessing the impact on communities to ensure those who live and work within them feel safe.    Additional officers have already been deployed to key locations to reassure those who live, work, or study nearby; to prevent crime; and to ensure an efficient response to any incidents which are reported.

Assistant Chief Constable Claire Bell said: “We know this is a worrying time for some of our communities and our thoughts are with those who are affected. We are doing everything we can to keep people safe and ensure they feel reassured by our presence.  

“Our local policing teams are monitoring the situation in communities across the region and additional officers are already patrolling key locations to prevent crime and respond to incidents. Anyone who has concerns or who experiences threatening behaviour or is worried about their safety can approach our officers directly or get in touch with us via our normal reporting channels.” We are aware that the ongoing conflict may lead to further protests over the coming days. We will ensure that an appropriate policing plan is in place in order to balance the right to protest against any disruption to communities. Behaviour that crosses the line into criminality will not be tolerated and equally we will take the strongest action against perpetrators of hate crime because we know that it has a devastating impact on individual victims and targeted communities.

You can call us on 101 to report a crime. Always call 999 in an emergency. You can also report crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please click the below link for HAF Programme:

https://goplaysandwell.co.uk/