Help for families, organisations and disabled people who are struggling to get online – reduced-price digital devices, and cheap broadband. Also how to donate laptops etc to children.
Various covid-related news: covid-testing, and the impact on children and young people, people with disabilities, health, and the economy.
Newsletters from Our Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, and Safer Cornwall, new in this week – catch up here.
Important issues for children around the pandemic – the lack of music lessons, affecting so much more than just musical education, and the results of the promise of laptops for disadvantaged children. Plus Marcus Rashford’s launched a reading initiative now!
Quick round-up of COVID local restrictions, Christmas, Free School Meals and how to claim them, and Health Start Vouchers for families with pre-school children.
It’s anti-bullying week this week, and there are lots of resources available to help children and young people to recognise bullying, actions we can all take to protect them.
News items around parents, children and the pandemic, including free school meals, deaf children, children at increased risk, the National Tutoring Programme and a global health report.
Free school meals alternatives from local restaurants and cafes, plus the difference between flu and COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with ‘long COVID’, which affects up to 10% of those who catch the virus.
News stories around poverty, including the Job Support Scheme, fuel poverty, free school meals and the tackling the cashless economy.
Cornwall Council is running a survey and art competition to shape the future of special educational needs provision. Have your say, by 30 November
The National Youth Agency has released a National Curriculum for Youth Work – find out more, and download a copy here.
Are you seeing children and young adults in the community who you are concerned about? Know the signs of child exploitation and report it to @DC_Police. Don’t assume someone else will. #Exploitation #SaySomething https://crowd.in/um51l4
Support for families with children and young people returning to school or university.
For a list of free or low-cost activities to do this summer, visit @TFFCornwall or click here & download their free booklet. Families living in Cornwall can apply for funding. Get outside and meet new people.
Managing your emotions is hard, but for a teen, during lockdown it can be almost impossible! Khulisa has produced a range of resources for young people, and parents, around coping during lockdown.
NHS Kernow has launched a survey to explore young people’s experiences of health and care online during the pandemic. Please share with anyone who could participate – young people up to age 18, or to age 25 with special education needs, who has accessed these services.
Find out more about the Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – annual report newly published.
Children and young people news round-up – free school meals scheme to be expanded, Obesity strategy announced, new special school for Cornwall, risk of a ‘lost generation of teens’ and Smart Savings project supporting families in Cornwall.
Funding for: reopening the arts, environment, medical welfare, recovery for those supporting people with complex social issues (especially BAME charities) and marginalised groups, veterans support, and sports development
Funding opportunities – for disadvantaged young people, community initiatives, building repairs and disabled people.