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PREVENT & WIDER SAFEGUARDING DURING COVID CRISIS

With the prospect of schools across Wales remaining closed for a significant period of time, the likelihood of children spending a considerable amount of time researching, gaming or communicating online will increase. The priority for all parents and teachers is to keep children safe online, prevent harm and safeguard at all times. People may choose to exploit the most vulnerable within our communities because they understand during these challenging times children will be online more than usual. Please consider the following when you or your child is online;

Children should;

  • Know who they are talking to
  • Check if they can access material, play games
  • Protect their online reputation
  • Only open messages from sources they trust
  • Do not give out personal information
  • Do not share images, video of inappropriate material
  • Speak to someone if they feel uncomfortable
  • Understand not everything online is true
  • Block and report people who are trolling
  • Do not give into pressure
  • Think before they post
  • Keep safe online

Parents should;

  • Monitor who their child is communicating with online
  • Monitor the content and material accessed or downloaded
  • Check content is appropriate
  • Set boundaries and parental controls
  • Discuss their online activity
  • Manage / check privacy settings
  • Know where to find help

Report concerns

https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism

https://www.gwent.police.uk/en/advice/advice/t-z-terrorism-witness-of-crime/terrorism/prevent/

https://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/advice-support/i-am-worried-about-terrorism-activity-radicalisation/i-am-worried-about-someone-being-radicalised/prevent-referral-form/

https://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/stay-safe/combating-extremism

https://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/contact-us/do-it-online/

Other useful resources

www.cyberaware.gov.uk/

www.getsafeonline.org

www.saferinternet.org.uk/

www.childnet.com

USEFUL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS.

NPT ORGANISATIONS:
Neath Port Talbot Children Social services: 01639 686803
NPT Buy Local: www.npt.gov.uk/22596. (online suppliers and support)
NPT SAFE and Well: www.npt.gov.uk/22620. – free service to support those vulnerable residents call 01639 686868
Benefit advice: 01639 685225
Child protection: 01639 686803 or out of hours 01639 895455

GENERAL ORGANISATIONS:
Welsh Womens Aid – https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/our-services/live-fear-free-helpline/
online support and free phone number 0808 8010800

Calan DVS Neath – 01639 633580

Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/message-from-childline/ 08001111

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Samaritans – confidential and free call 116123
Llamau -01639 685219 (support for young people with homelessness, violence etc)

Shelter Cymru – Housing Advice – https://sheltercymru.org.uk/get-advice/coronavirus/
08000 495495

Citizens Advice Bureau – https://citizensadvicesnpt.org.uk
benefits/debt/employment/housing/family/law/. tel: 0300339082

Celtic Credit Union – https://celticcreditunion.co.uk. (money/loans) 03330063002

Neath Port Talbot MIND – 10-2pm tel 07939 155557

Childrens Commissioner for Wales – www.childcomwales.org.uk. (info hub and advice for families and children)

Older Peoples Commissioner for Wales – www.olderpeoplewales.org.uk

RSPCA – https://www.rspca.org.uk/utilities/contactus/reportcruelty

Public Health Wales – https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS Wales – https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

Careers Wales – Cefn Saeson Careers adviser: Alison O’Leary  Telephone: 07968 368560
email: alison.oleary@careerswales.com  Website: https://careerswales.gov.wales/

FOOD BANKS:
Neath – 07534256508
Amman Valley – 07394904324
Catch Ystalyfera – info@catch-online.org.uk
Pantry Pontardawe – 07565711311 or 07970968120 (between 10am-12 on Tuesday and Sat)

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES: 
Cardiff Bay, CF991NA/ Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru, Bae Caerdydd, CF99 1NA
Constituency Office: 7 High Street Pontardawe SA8 4HU
01792 869993

HWB ISSUES (ICT SUPPORT)

If your child has forgotten their Hwb username or password, please contact the school ICT team by clicking the link below:-

HWB RESET

or alternatively go to Contact Us>Help to fill out the form

We will endeavour to provide you with access details as soon as possible.

Other Queries
Any issues with filling out the form or that aren’t related to Hwb then please email:-

cssc-ict@hwbcymru.net

FREE SCHOOL MEALS (23RD MARCH 2020)

We have tried to contact all our pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) this morning via telephone. If your child is FSM entitled and you would like a grab and go bag please can you complete the survey in the below link, these bags can be collect from your closest School. It is expected that in the coming days a Voucher System will be brought into place to replace the Grab and Go System, we will keep you updated as soon as we have the details.

Thanks

FSM SURVEY

Welsh Assembly Goverment Information

The Welsh Government advice before you send pupils to schools:

https://gov.wales/5-things-you-need-know-sending-your-children-school-or-childcare-coronavirus

Here’s a summary:

1. Everyone who can must minimise social contact and make sure anyone particularly vulnerable can adopt strict social distancing.

2. Schools and childcare are only open to the smallest number of children possible – but children shouldn’t be left with anyone who should be following strict social distancing, eg those over 70 or with the relevant underlying health conditions.

3. Only particularly vulnerable children and the children of people whose work is critical to the Covid-19 response should be in school. And even for critical workers, that’s only if there is no safe alternative.

4.If one parent is a critical worker but the other isn’t, the other should look after the kids at home if possible.

5. If you’ve seen different advice from different councils, they’re doing everything they can but initial plans will now adapt and change.