Safeguarding – COVID-19

How to contact key Safeguarding staff during the Easter holiday:

If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a young person, you can contact the Cambridgeshire Safeguarding and Child Protection team on 0345 045 5203 (8 – 6pm Monday to Friday) or 01733 234 724 (out of hours), or contact the police on 999.

Coping with self-isolation

Talking to your child about Coronavirus

Coronavirus changing your behaviours / emotions

Social Distancing Guide

Questions and answers

Q. How can I look after my wellbeing if I’m self-isolating?

You can visit https://www.mind.org.uk/ for guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing whilst self-isolating.

Visit https://www.kooth.com/ for free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Visit www.keep-your-head.com/cyp Cambridgeshire and Peterborough C&YP Mental Health

You can download some apps to help:

  • Calm Harm— Reduce urges to self-harm and manage emotions
  • Cove— Create music to reflect on how you feel
  • Chill Panda—Use breathing techniques to help you relax more.
  • Catch it—Learn to manage negative thoughts
  • SilverCloud—Course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression

Q. What do I do if I need support right away?

There are a number of helplines to contact if you need crisis support:

  • Childline—0800 1111 available 24/7
  • The Samaritans—116 123 available 24/7
  • Young Minds—Text YM to 85258 for text support available 24/7
  • Papyrus—have a HOPELINE for suicide prevention 0800 068 4141 available 10am-10pm weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends.
  • If you need emergency support always contact NHS 111 Option 2
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