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Place2Be  - Parenting Smart

 

Place2Be Parenting Smart is a new site for parents and carers of 4 – 11 year olds, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour.

Designed with busy parents in mind, the site has short videos and articles on topics from ‘meltdowns’ to bullying, sleeping difficulties and encouraging self-confidence.

 

If you would like more information, please visit www.place2be.org.uk/parentingsmart

Place2Be help and support.

 

If you would like ideas and support for your child please click on the below link which will direct you to the Place2Be website of activities and videos.

BBC Education

 

The BBC have announced that they will be broadcasting primary school educational programming for 3 hours every day starting on Monday 11th January. For further information please see www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/bbc-launches-biggest-education-offer-ever

This is a particularly challenging time for everyone, below are a number of links and helpline numbers that may help.

Free Data to Support Remote Learning.

 

Some mobile networks are offering free data to assist with your child's remote learning.

 

To qualify you must meet the following criteria:

* No broadband connection at home, and

* Purchasing additional data is unaffordable.

 

If you meet these criteria and would like to apply for free data please contact us and provide the following information:

* Name

* Phone Number

* Network Provider

* Whether you are on a pay monthly contract or pay as you go.

 

Please contact us by telephone, Facebook Messenger or at postbox@blakenall.walsall.sch.uk

 

 

Returning to school

 

Walsall’s Educational Psychology Service has developed a range of resources for parents/ carers regarding pupils returning to school full time from September. 

 

Parents / carers and children may find the return to school difficult, these resources provide advice on tips on how to manage these worries.

Black Country Healthcare 24/7 helpline which is open to residents of all ages across the Black Country and will give access to urgent mental health, learning disability and/or autism support.

 

The helpline is manned by specialist mental health staff who will provide advice and support and can also signpost to other mental health services if these are required. It is important that families and staff do not think they are alone – it is ok to not be ok, and if you aren’t, then please do pick up the phone and speak to someone.

 

Phone line details: Monday – Sunday, 24 hours a day – call 0345 6460827 – press 1 in you live in Sandwell or Wolverhampton and press 2 if you live in Dudley or Walsall. Existing service users are encouraged to maintain their existing contact with the services.

Black Country Womens Aid - 01922 649569
Mind - 0300 123 3393
Refuge 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247
Childline - 0800 1111
Samaritans - 116 123
Postnatal Helpline - 0300 330 0773
Age UK - 0800 169 6565

Bloxwich and Blakenall Food Bank

 

E-mail: info@bloxwichblakenall.foodbank.org.uk

Tel. No. 07747 301374

Opening Hours: Thursday 11:00am - 1:00pm

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