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Please see attached information from the Archdiocese of Liverpool about a free and safe app to help children keep in touch over the summer.

Preparing your child for safe independent travel- please see the attached document which may be particularly useful for Year 6 parents

We have been asked by the NHS to make the link below available to parents/carers to give electronic consent for the flu campaign in the next academic year.  It will simplify their service if families can provide electronic consent rather than submitting consent in writing.

https://forms.merseycare.nhs.uk/flu-vaccination

Please see attached flyer for family support with children who may show signs of engaging with criminality.

Please see attached letter with information on holiday activity programme (including free meals) over the summer holidays.

It is vital parents and carers actively monitor what their children are viewing online in order to protect them and also to ensure their child’s own behaviours are appropriate.

 

Parents and carers are advised to watch the following short videos created in New Zealand:

 

Keep It Real Online - Pornography

Keep it Real Online - Bullying

Keep it Real Online – Grooming

Keep it Real Online – Parental Controls and Supervision

 

Parents and carers should also ensure ‘parental settings’ are in place not just on smartphones but also on any device that connects to the internet.

 

Merseyside Police recently shared the following message  with the whole community:

 

“We would strongly advise parents to be satisfied that they know who their children are engaging with, be that via social media or through gaming on Xboxes and PlayStation and want to raise awareness of the importance of setting parental controls on computers, games consoles and electronic devices to keep children safe, so they are not exposed to potentially harmful and inappropriate material online.”

 

Guidance about parental controls can be found here:

 

Internet Matters - parental controls

NSPCC – parental controls

 

The NSPCC have partnered with O2 to provide 02 Guru where parents can seek further practical advice.

 

 

Other online advice for families can be found here:

 

NSPCC online safety resources and guidance particularly for families.

 

UK Safer Internet Centre resources including guidance for young people, parents/carers and school staff.

 

Childnet online safety activities that you can do from your home.

 

Internet Matters starter tips to keep kids safe online.

 

UKSIC & Facebook Release a New Guide for Schools using Apps

 

UKSIC Social media guides

 

Further guidance for professionals including resources for children can be found here:

 

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people

 

London Grid for Learning: Safeguarding during remote learning and lockdown

 

London Grid for Learning online resource centre

 

‘Think You Know’ Online home activity packs ‘Think You Know’ professionals resource bank

 

‘Think You Know’ Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7s’

 

‘Think You Know’ Band Runner game and website for 8-10s

Due to the current situation with the pandemic and the increase in positive cases again in the Liverpool City Region, the Year 6 Transition Day which had been scheduled for 7th July 2021 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

 

I would urge all parents to check the website of the secondary school to which their child is transitioning to see what information is there regarding transition.

 

Some schools are forwarding information to us and when this happens we will also post on our website.

 

Stay safe.

 

Mr Doyle

Transition to Maricourt Catholic High School Please see attached link and documents below regarding transition arrangements: https://youtu.be/XOePdWSlzio

Please see the message below,

 

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) are going to be offering FREE boating sessions to hundreds of children, aged 9-14, at our boating station in Crosby over the summer holidays, from 26th July to 29th August. Our aim is to encourage a love of the water and give children opportunities that they would not otherwise receive and haven’t experienced before.

 

We accept children from all backgrounds and are especially interested in supporting those from low income backgrounds with free opportunities from around the Liverpool area. They will get the opportunity to gain boating qualifications and if they wish to continue developing their skills, we will happily help them find their nearest Sea Cadet unit to join.

 

Attached is a poster, timetable and joining form link that can be completed by parents and we look forward to meeting your amazing pupils this summer. For the first week we can only take half day bookings for an individual, after that the children can book for whole days.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Link to Joining Form

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tUqAmEEnlkOLz4hJw_8EvrKdNfxggzlGmGgnTjpSdJVUM1dOUEg3TjhYWTZJUUpNWThYOVZFTEdRUy4u

 

James Crawford
Growth & Development Worker 
Marine Society & Sea Cadets 

Please see attached flyer from YPAS regarding an EHCP Coffee Event

The National School Breakfast Programme has launched its breakfast at home area on the Family Action website, where you will find lots of information and advice on providing a low cost, nutritious, daily breakfast at home.

 

See www.family-action.org.uk/BreakfastAtHome

Please see the link below which contains information on the European Union Settlement Scheme:

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law/research/european-childrens-rights-unit/campaigns/eu-settlement-scheme/

and may help you when making your application if you are eligible.

Please see the attached letter from the Director of Children and Young People's Services regarding the EU Settlement Scheme.

Please see attached Solihull Parenting guide flyer which has kindly been translated into Arabic. Any parents who feel they may benefit from accessing this online course, feel free to contact.

For those parents with children under 5.

Liverpool City Council in conjunction with Liverpool Adult Learning Service will be starting a 6 weeks Welcome to Play course starting  zoom sessions in May.   Please see the information below if you wish to access this new innovative play online course. 

How do children learn through play?

We have 20 places on the Welcome to Play course via zoom for parents and carers with caring responsibilities of under-fives beginning on Thursday 13th May for 6 weeks. Sign up and get an 'art picnic' full of creative resources. A wonderful course full of fun and creative ideas for playing together.

Delivered weekly by Dr Denise Wright, a creative play specialist and Chris Cavanagh, Liverpool's parenting coordinator.

This course is free and is only for parents/carers with Liverpool post codes. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/welcome-to-play-tickets-150714524199 

Kind regards

NSPCC,
Following the troubling testimonies of sexual harassment and abuse documented on the Everyone’s Invited website, we’re here to help.
Our 
new helpline will support children and young people, and offer guidance to adults and staff working with pupils, so please share the contact details throughout your school community.
The helpline can be contacted on 0800 136 663, or by emailing
 help@nspcc.org.uk.

Please see attached poster/leaflet for advice and support.

Please see attached newsletter for advice and information.

Please see attached for information on ASD virtual drop ins.

Please see documents below for information on families with children with additional needs.

Please see the attached doc and links for a programme of story readings in other languages to celebrate Mother Tongue Day 2021

Symptom Free Testing for Frontline Workers | Yew Tree / Norris Green / Fazakerley (and surrounding areas)

 

 

The Rapid Response Testing vehicle (RRTV) will be on site at Fazakerley High School from Thursday 4th February – Saturday 6th February from 9.30am – 4pm.

 

 

The vehicle will be offering free Lateral Flow Tests to key workers/those unable to work from home

 

 

Fazakerley High School

Sherwoods Lane

Fazakerley

Liverpool

L10 1LB

 

The entrance is off Sherwoods Lane which itself is off Longmoor Lane

 

For those people leaving the house less regularly for things like essential shopping you can still attend the Rapid Response Testing vehicle but ask that you help us prioritise those that need to leave the house on a regular basis to work.

 

 

Anyone with symptoms should NOT attend the above site and needs to book a test at one of our symptom testing sites via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
 

 

Please see attached docs relating to Covid Vaccine Fraud

Domestic Abuse Services - Christmas 2020 Opening Hours

Storytime

 

 

Who doesn't love a good story …? 

 

Liverpool EMTAS and the Liverpool Library Service would like to invite you to the first of our Lunchtime Story Sessions on Wednesday 18th November 12 noon! 

 

This is suitable for children between 3 and 7 years of age, along with their parents and carers. Join us and meet new characters, join their adventures, and have fun with rhymes and song too!!  Fadumo from EMTAS will be sharing a story in Somali, whilst Irene from Library Services will be sharing a story in English! 

 

Nov 18, 2020 

12:00 noon

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkc-mrrjgoGNCTfEws4FO2DqF7-nJuBvgj 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Free Breakfast Packs

Please see attached flyer providing details of Holly Lodge's Open Evening.

Please see attached information regarding courses on Parenting

Information on nasal flu vaccinations (answers to some queries raised by parents/carers)

St John Bosco virtual open evening. Please see the attached flyer with information about St John Bosco's virtual open evening. Please note that you have to email St John Bosco in order to join the virtual tour. Also, if you wish to apply for a place for your daughter on faith grounds, please remember to submit baptismal evidence to the school with your application.

Free CAMHS Training for Parents/Carers

Collection of End of Year Reports

Information for parents/carers: Free School Meals –

 

Given the current economic position and number of increased redundancies, some children may become eligible for FSM after school has closed for the summer.  See below  for advice on what to do if families become eligible for FSMs during the summer holiday period. 

 

If your circumstances change and you think your child is eligible for free school meals after school has closed for the summer break you can apply for FSMs using the link below

 

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/schools-and-education/free-school-meal-vouchers/

 

If you are eligible, you will receive a notification confirming this.  During school’s summer holiday period, you will be sent vouchers by Liverpool City Council on a fortnightly basis.

The Red Cross have new resources that families may find useful activities to be completed over the summer.  Please see links below.

 

Two children engaging with the kindness calendar with their dad

Father and son talking at home

Talking to children about race and racism 

Drawing through stories 

Parents of pupils who will transfer to secondary school in September 2021 please read the booklet below.

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