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Here you will find lots of information about e-safety and keeping children safe. Click the links below to find out all the latest news and useful websites.

Do you feel like your children are one step ahead of you when it comes to IT? Here you'll find lots of useful links to sites that can help you monitor your child's Internet use. Search engines such as Google have ‘search settings’ buttons which you can alter to restrict searches and filter out inappropriate content for children. This is usually a simple tick box wizard which takes little time to complete.

It is advisable to have some kind of parental control software. Some software can be downloaded from the internet for free. Here is a link to the Which? website. There is a lot of useful information on this site about how to download software and set time constraints on Internet usage or limit search result.

Below are some links to some really useful sites which are relevant to parents with primary-aged children and beyond. Technology will keep changing so it's important to keep yourself up to date!

ThinkUknow       CBBC Newsround      Searching Safe PDF document   
Kirklees Internet Safety - New Government Policy

It is everybody's responsibility to make sure children and young people feel safe and cared for. It is important that you know who to speak to if you are concerned about ANY child in or out of school. Passing on information could help to safeguard young people and should not be seen as interfering. Our safeguarding officer at Scissett is the Head Teacher - Bart Cunningham, you can speak to him in confidence about any issues regarding the safety and well-being of children.

Parenting can often be a hard job and sometimes you may need a little help. Kirklees have produced a parenting handbook which has some useful tips and ideas that you may find useful.

Here are some useful links about other local and national agencies that can help.






Mental Health - Sources of Information and Help


Kindness and Mental Health are deeply connected, being kind has a positive impact on your and others mental wellbeing. At Scissett Kindness is one of our core values. Please find below information, links and resources that you may find useful. There are general resources and specific sections to help. You should never feel alone, please do use these and contact the school office if you ever need help.

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Activities, exercises, videos, and podcasts for children and adults to manage stress Safe Hands Thinking
Practical tips for dealing with anxiety Anxiety UK
What to do if you're anxious about coronavirus Young Minds
Bereavement and loss
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Information for secondary schools Child Bereavement UK
Managing a sudden death in the school community LGFL
Support, Advice and Resources for young people Hope Again
Support after sudden bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic Thrive LDN
The Elephant's Tea Party Child Bereavement UK
Bereavement training - face to face and online courses EGfL
Eating disorders
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Eating disorders and coronavirus Beat
Mental Health 
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Guidance on mental health during coronavirus NHS Every mind matters
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak Mental Health
Mental wellbeing audioguides NHS
Tools to help your mental health NHS Good Thinking
Worksheets, mindfulness exercises, lesson plans and more
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A free app and website with programmes for adults, young people and the classroom Smiling Mind
Mindfulness Activity Pack Time to Change
Mindfulness Calendar Mentally Healthy Schools
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How to manage anxiety and OCD during the pandemic   BBC
OCD and coronavirus survival tips OCD UK
Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic  Young Minds
PSHE support
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Discussing coronavirus with children and young people PSHE Association
Health improvement recovery curriculum Compass HUB and Ealing HIT
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5 resilience exercises for turbulent times
ABC model to help manage stress Education Support
Resilience board game for children Mentally Healthy Schools
The three secrets of resilient people TEDx Talks
Self Care
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How to look after your self-care in these uncertain times British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Looking after each other and ourselves The Anna Freud Centre
Self-care toolkit The Anna Freud Centre
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Supporting children who may be especially vulnerable Place2Be
Top tips for transitioning back to school after lockdown BeyondAutism
Transition Top Tips for Autistic Pupils in Primary Schools Barnet Autism Advisory Team
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7 steps for supporting the transition back to school Health improvement team
7 steps for staff wellbeing during the return to school Health improvement team
Advice for schools: Transition and back to school during COVID-19 Ealing Educational Psychology Service
Back to school after lockdown: reintegration and youth mental health (webinars) Emerging Minds
Managing the transition back to school: a guide for schools and colleges The Anna Freud Centre
Returning to school infographics for parents and staff Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
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Coronavirus and your wellbeing Mind
Wellbeing action plan for young people Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Wellbeing activities for schools Place2Be
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Breathing exercises, yoga videos and activities for children Childline UK
Yoga videos for kids Cosmic Kids
Young people
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A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption  The Anna Freud Centre
Advice and guidance to help you develop your confidence and skills Prince's Trust
How parents can manage their teenager's mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak STEM4
Mood journal Childline
Talking to children about illness The British Psychological Society

General Support




Lots of helpful resources from across the internet, including books to download, apps, useful websites, and videos that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Support for children and anyone worried about a child.
Telephone:  0800 800 5000, 0800 1111 (18 or under)

Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.
Parent’s Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (parents’ helpline)
Crisis Messenger Service, text YM to 85258

Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, trained counsellors are there to support you.
Call 0800 1111 open 24/7

Ask Mind about mental health problems, where to get help near you, treatment options, advocacy services.
Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
Text: 86463


For Children and Young People

Free, safe, anonymous online advice and counselling.

MeeTwo is a free fully moderated app for young people, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources.

Calm Harm
The Calm Harm app provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.

Child friendly app designed to help children cope with worries and anxieties.

On My Mind
On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.

Youth Central
Youth Central is a virtual youth centre for 12-19 year olds where you can access free youth workshops, training, advice and videos on things such as anxiety, fitness, beauty and even TikTok dance routines!


For Parents/Carers

Combined Minds
An app developed to help families and friends support young people with their mental health.

Virtual Hope Box
The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is an app that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Offering a range of specialist interventions and resources that focus on supporting families.


For Staff

Schools Advisory Service
The Schools Advisory Service (SAS) offers an extensive health and wellbeing support service, including counselling, physiotherapy, weight management, menopause support, GP phone and video consultations and much more.

The Virtual Hope Box
The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is an app that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families provides lots of resources for staff, children, young people and their families.