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Back to School Safely Sept 2021
‘Bubbles’ and social distancing for all children under 18 will no longer be required. Testing remains hugely important in helping to reduce transmission of the virus and keeping other children in face-to-face education. All secondary school students should receive two on-site lateral flow device tests, three to five days apart at their school or college. Due to testing pupils on return, schools may implement staggered start dates for the new term. Please contact your child’s school directly to find out their return date. It is important that secondary school age children then continue to test twice a week at home, at least until the end of September when this will be reviewed. Pupils with a positive LFD test result should self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test. Here is the full update from SheffNews ahead of the new autumn term.

You can access the government guidance in place for schools and education settings at GOV.UK.

DfE Coronavirus Helpline
A DfE helpline is also available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can call the helpline if you have a query in England about:
• early years including nurseries
• schools
• colleges
• universities
• children’s social care

Telephone: 0800 046 8687 ( Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm )
More information about contacting the DfE is here.

Sheffield Family Centres and Sheffield Parent Hub
The return to Face to Face groups started on 7 June. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please note that start dates vary and session times are subject to change. Please contact your local centre to confirm or book.

What’s On at Family Centres Summer Guide 2021=

Virtual groups= are still taking place online.

Sheffield Parenting What’s on Guide: Spring 2021
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/schools-and-childcare/family-centres/whats-on-guide-march-may.pdf

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum
A list of information and resources for children and young people.
https://sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/news/coronavirus-useful-links/

A guide for parents and carers to prepare their child to return to school after lockdown
https://sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sheffield-Parent-guide-for-supporting-children-to-return-to-school.pdf

Contact
Information about Covid-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children.
https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/

Special Needs Jungle
Latest Coronavirus information relevant for SEND families.
https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/latest-coronavirus-information-relevant-for-send-families/?utm_source==

Boloh Helpline
In many languages, Boloh means speak. If you are a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child ( 11+ ), young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? you can speak to Barnado’s new helpline about your worries, problems and stresses during the pandemic.If you need advice or someone to talk to, you can call 0800 1512605 or have a live online webchat Mon-Fri, from 1pm-8pm. On the phone, helpline advisors can talk to you in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Hindi.Psychotherapists can provide therapeutic support in English, Hindi, Bengali, French and Punjabi. For more information and to look at a range of resources visit the Boloh Helpline

Lullaby Trust
Coronavirus and Caring for your Baby FAQs
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/coronavirus-and-caring-for-your-baby/

Light
Pre and post natal support for the emotional wellbeing and mental health of mums and their families in Sheffield and beyond, during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.
https://lightpeersupport.org.uk/

Social Distancing Guidance for Parents and Carers
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKSHEFFIELD/2020/03/27/file_attachments/1412413/SD%20guidance%20for%20parents%20and%20carers%20March%202020.pdf

Learn Sheffield
Approved resources for home learning and the Home Learning Supplement.
https://learnsheffield.co.uk/Covid-19

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