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YPDAAT Parent / Carer Letter - Ketamine Information & Advice

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 11:21am

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Please see attached Parent / Carer letter regarding Ketamine use in children being on the rise in St Helens - information and advice.

YPDAAT Ketamine Use.pdf

Key Stage 2 SATs Parent/Carer Video Guide

Date: 14th Mar 2022 @ 1:57pm

Parent/Carer letters regarding the National Curriculum Assessments for year 6 pupil to be sat in May 2022 will be sent out this week. Please see the Department for Education Parent/Carer information video below for further guidance and help.

 

Halo St. Helen’s Local Offer Parent/Carer Information & Support

Date: 1st Mar 2022 @ 10:54am

 

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HALOs are specially trained professionals who are there to support you in accessing St. Helen’s Local Offer Website for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They are easily identifiable as they will be wearing a special lanyard.

Here in St. Helens we understand that we have a responsibility to make the Local Offer website accessible to everyone. For some, it may be difficult to access a computer or the internet, whilst others may prefer to meet face to face with someone to access the information they need. We also know that good relationships are vital in feeling valued and supported. We have therefore begun to train a range of professionals from all different agencies as HALOs.

You will find HALOs at the following locations - Look for the HALO lanyard

  • Library Services
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • School Governors
  • Youth Justice Service
  • Speech and Language Service
  • Community Paediatric Service
  • Additional Needs Team
  • 0-19 Team  - North West Borough Partnership
  • Holy Spirit Primary School
  • ADDvanced Solutions Coummunity Network Team
  • Pastoral Services
  • GPs
  • PASH (Headteachers)
  • PACE

To view Website sections - What can Halo help me with? and Who can I ask for help? please click on the link below.

HALO St Helens SEND Local Offer Parent/Carer Information

Remove a nude image shared online | Childline

Date: 28th Feb 2022 @ 9:23am

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK charity, are there to help remove nude images of under 18s posted online. Once IWF has confirmed your nude image is against the law and can be removed from the internet they give it a digital fingerprint, called a hash. Please see link below fopr information and help.

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https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/remove-nude-image-shared-online/

Internet Safety Day 2022 Parent & Carer Support

Date: 8th Feb 2022 @ 7:48am

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Safer Internet Day is on 8th February 2022. It’s celebrated across the globe in over 170 countries, with thousands of young people joining in across the UK to explore how they can use the internet responsibly, respectfully, and creatively whilst making the most of their relationships online.

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child – whether that’s by using some of the quick activities in this pack, asking your child what they like to do online, or using their favourite app or game with them. You can also support Safer Internet Day on social media, tell your friends and family about the day, or ask your child for their top tips for staying safe online.

Below are some useful resources to help you support your child:- 

HALO - St Helens SEND Local Offer Newsletter January 2022

Date: 26th Jan 2022 @ 2:02pm

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Welcome to the 1st edition of the HALO - St Helens SEND Local Offer Newsletter of the new year.

The newsletter will be published termly and will include information and news from services that work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. To view please click on the link below.

HALO St Helens SEND Local Offer Newsletter January 2022

Children's Commissioner - Parent Advice Online Sexual Harassment

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 9:37am

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The Children's Commissioner for England has produced a poster guide to help and give advice to parents/carers - Young people's advice on talking to your child about online sexual harassment. Please see link below

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https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/

Internet Safety Roblox - The Squid Game

Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 9:58am

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We have been made aware of a game on Roblox ‘The Squid Game’, based on the Netflix TV programme of the same name. The Squid Game Netflix show is a 15 rating, covering very grown-up topics. Please see attached letter and website link giving advice on what parents and carers can do to protect their child.

Internet Safety Roblox Games October 2021

‘Squid Game’ Trending across Platforms: What Parents Need to Know | National Online Safety

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