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Our Safety Rocks Newsletter for parents and carers is out today!

This edition focuses on Family Life during Covid-19. We have articles from parents talking about the ups and downs of life in Lockdown, useful tips and national and local resources that you might find helpful. newsletter safety net4 Summer 2020 (2)

Launched – our new Safety Net E-Zine

We are pleased to share with you our new  e-zine Issue 1 – Worries  produced with the support of our team of young volunteers. They share with you some of the ways that they have been dealing with worries and keeping occupied during the Lockdown. If you have any ideas, we would love to hear from you. newsletter@safety-net.org.uk  

Online Safety – more important than ever

With more children and young people online at the moment during the Covid-19 crisis, it’s important not to forget about online safety as children may be particularly vulnerable at the moment. We have produced a tip sheet for parents and carers to help you keep your children safe Safety Net – keeping your kids safe online We also covered this topic in of one of our Safety Rocks newsletters, have a look on page 4. Online Safety Tips on page … Read more

Increased child accidents at home due to Covid 19 Lockdown

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) are reporting an increase in accidents at home to children during the Lockdown, especially burns and scalds.  Find out how you can keep your children safer with their information and advice https://www.capt.org.uk/burns-scalds  

More Tips and Ideas from our Staff to Help at Home

More tips and ideas from our staff, who are also at home with children, for keeping your family going during this time. • Shower/wash and get yourself ready before tackling the children’s timetables, breakfast etc. It’s a little step but might make you feel a little bit more ‘together’ and in control. It doesn’t matter what you wear, as long as you’d be happy to answer the door in it! • Our cupboards might be a little sad looking at … Read more

News updates for children

Some parents may be struggling to keep kids from going outside, without frightening them with the full scale of the current crisis. (Friends yesterday described going on their quick walk, and finding themselves shrieking “stay away from that lady!” to really confused children). Children are also spending more time online at the moment and there is increasing concern about the ‘fake’ news and information that they may be coming across which might add to their anxiety. Here are a couple … Read more

Practical Advice on How to Stay Calm in a Crisis

This text was posted on the Haringey Covid-19 Mutual aid group page we found it helpful and hope that you do too… This is why we all might all be feeling a little wobbly at the moment… IN CRISES, WE START DOING WEIRD STUFF: Over the last week I have struggled to sleep, stayed up late into the night reading endless news articles, bought pasta I don’t even like very much, got angry with my mum for not staying home. … Read more

Parent tips: Things to do at home

Dear all many of our staff are now at home with small and not so small children, we have been sharing ideas of ways to keep them occupied and active and ourselves healthy and sane, so we thought we would share them with you too. If you have any tips or ideas, please send them to us at newsletter@safety-net.org.uk with best wishes The Safety Net Team Safety Net staff tips for keeping children and adults at home

Safety Rocks Newsletter Special Edition

Dear Parents and carers, in these extraordinary and worrying times we thought it would be useful to pull together some information, tips and ideas to help you and your family to stay safe and well. Safety Net newsletter special edition