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Partial School Closure on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Please click below to read the letter regarding partial school closure.

 

 

Processes for continuing to ensure the safeguarding our students during school closure:

 

If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child, First Response (Bristol Children's Services) should be your first port of call. Information on how to make a referral can be found here https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/reporting-concerns-about-a-child-first-response or by calling 0117 903 6444 (or if the offices are closed call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165). If the child is at immediate risk call the Police on 999.

 

To provide information to the Cotham School Safeguarding Team contact our dedicated email address: safeguarding@cotham.bristol.sch.uk

 

Where we have concerns about vulnerable students and families, we will aim to stay in touch with you by phone so please accept a phone call from a withheld number.

 

This is and will continue to be an extremely challenging time for all of us. Please stay in touch with your immediate community and family where possible and ask for help if you need it. Below are some links for places to get support.

 

Information can be found here about accessing universal credit/Employment and Support allowance for a loan: (https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/)

 

Here is list of links to Mutual Aid (community support groups in Bristol by postcode area):

 

Support for those experiencing domestic abuse https://www.womensaid.org.uk/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-women-and-children-experiencing-domestic-abuse-and-the-life-saving-services-that-support-them/?fbclid=IwAR0m8CdFXXu4d1fhTPsgzhcfs0NPmDB6pzp0pmFYeE5TKZiSKtiyu5KLIxM

 

The Samaritans are there for you if you need someone to listen  https://www.samaritans.org/ or call 116123 for free

 

Childline provides support online or on the phone for young people https://www.childline.org.uk/ or call 08001111

 

Information about Covid-19 in Somali can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAOXF4r2eP0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0Fs5p-5h2FA-wiE_4jmvLMPQM4TG4-oVmk6qtYnQ2HsYiiXP6n9gUNNBQ