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Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership has a dedicated Coronavirus page with information and guidance for families, click here to go directly to the page.

ICON Infant crying information leaflet

Please watch this video to understand how you can support parents and carers to cope with a crying baby: https://youtu.be/gyQPzIxyTSA 

National Information:

The Government has launched a free Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp aiming to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about Coronavirus. This is an automated ‘chatbot’ which will allow you to get answers to the most common questions about Coronavirus direct from the Government and enable the Government to send messages to all opted-in users if required. To use the service, simply:

  • Add 07860 064422 to your phone contacts
  • Open WhatsApp
  • Message the above number the word ‘hi’
  • A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and be sent relevant guidance from gov.uk pages, as well as links to gov.uk for further information

Gov.UK - www.gov.uk/corona

NHS - www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

111 - www.111@nhs.uk/covid-19

DfE School Closure Guidance Document

The DfE have updated their guidance on what schools will need to do during the coronavirus outbreak to include additional safeguarding information. The document now has an updated section on safeguarding, which discusses issues around Designated Safeguarding Leads, adherence to Keeping Children Safe in Education, and supporting parents to keep their children safe online. The document has also been updated with information about workforce and critical workers.

The guidance can be seen in full here.


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About the SCP

For a simple guide to the Berkshire West Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements please click on the below link:

Berkshire West Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements