COVID-19 - CORONAVIRUS
For the most up to date information and guidance on the Coronavirus click on the link below:
How to explain COVID-19 to Children
How to explain COVID-19 to Children - Română, Magyar, Polskie
Kirklees Council COVID-19 Useful Information
Click here for details.
Department for Education - Online Educational Resources for Parents & Carers
Government Guidance for Parents & Carers to Keep Children Safe Online
Hungarian Community Response Information - Magyar Közösségi Válasz Információ
Romanian Community Response Information - Informații de răspuns ale comunității românești
Urdu Community Response Information
Punjabi Community Response Information
If you’re finding it hard at home with your child and are struggling to cope,
call Family Lives for free, confidential advice on 0808 800 2222.
If you’re worried about the safety of another child in our community call:
NSPCC on 0808 800 5000
Police on 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger
Click here for details on how to contact Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board
Click here to see Diamond Wood Community Academy's Addendum Update to the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in response to COVID-19
How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Children’s Commissioner has published a children’s guide to Coronavirus. The guide helps to explain the situation and aims to answer questions. It also gives guidance on how to talk to children about Coronavirus, how to stay safe, protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
Please click on the link below to access the guide:
Our Community Response helpline is open
We’ve opened a new dedicated helpline as part of our Covid-19 Community Response.
We’re working alongside our citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. We’re working especially closely with local voluntary sector organisations through our partners at Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders).
Together we’ve developed a co-ordinated Community Response, including a Kirklees Council helpline and online forms that anyone can use to either request help, or to offer support to others. Our response teams in local places will be matching requests for help with offers of support, so that we can work together to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
How to request support or offer support
Anyone can let us know about the things they need help with, or that someone who they are concerned about might need help with. Individuals, organisations and businesses can also tell us about the support they may be able to offer to others.
· Online forms: Covid-19 Community Response
· Community Response helpline: 01484 226919
The helpline is managed by Kirklees Direct and opened at 9am on Wednesday 25th March. It will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. We will review this daily. Citizens and organisations can share information with us online at any time.