Safe and Well
Keeping Safe and Well at home
Whilst the school is closed, our duty and responsibility to safeguard our pupils remains. Our regular check ins with families needing a bit of extra help and support will continue throughout the period of school closure. Please do not feel offended if a member of school staff calls to check in with you. If you have any safeguarding concerns while the school is closed for your child or for any other pupil from the school, please contact us on:
For more information, please visit our Safeguarding page.
This page outlines some key information and resources to help all families stay safe and look after their wellbeing during times of school closure.
Free School Meals at Leamington
Whilst school is closed, if your child is registered for FSM, we will be sending out vouchers to help with feeding your child. The vouchers are worth £15 per week per child and can be delivered by email or in the post of you do not have access to the internet.
If you would like to receive your vouchers by email please contact email@example.com with your details and your child’s name and we will do the rest.
If you would like to receive your voucher in the post please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799641614 and let Mr. Vine know.
If you receive your code by email you will need to visit freeschoolmeals.co.uk and redeem your code there.
If you think you might be eligible for FSM we urge you to check at https://liverpool.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals/ This will only take a couple of minutes. If you are eligible please forward your confirmation to email@example.com and we will order your vouchers.
Please note ordering vouchers can take up to 4 days.
Redeeming your ecodes on freeschoolmeals.co.uk can take up to 24 hours. We recommended using this website after 8pm and your voucher will be in your inbox the next morning.
Any questions contact Mr. Vine on 07799641614 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for parents/Carers: Free School Meals
If your circumstances change and you think your child is eligible for free school meals after the schools close for the summer break you need to apply for FSMs using the link below
If you are eligible, you will receive a notification confirming this. During school’s summer holiday period, you will be sent vouchers by Liverpool City Council on a fortnightly basis.
Parents of pupils with SEND:
Should you require any further support, advice and guidance whilst school is closed, please contact Miss Boyd or Mrs Tyson via email on:
Please state your name, contact details, name of the child/children and the nature of your enquiry.
A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
For more SEND infromation, please visit our SEND page.
This video provides lots of ideas for supporting children during lockdown. Although it is specifically aimed at supporting neurodiverse children, there are lots of strategies that would be good for all children.
Covid Liverpool Information
The Liverpool ASD Training Team are providing a series of virtual drop-in advisory sessions via zoom. They are for parent/careers wishing to talk in a private one to one setting about any questions or concerns they may have about their child. You do not require a diagnosis of ASD to book your place. Please see documents below for more information and dates.
Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service
See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The programme has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.
Working with its partners, Barnardo’s aims to reduce the likelihood of harm and ensure other support and protective networks are in place using:
- online digital support, including advice and information, online counselling and a telephone helpline
- face to face interventions, such as support for groups at risk outside the home and one to one support
- reintegration into education, including assessments and the delivery of support pathways back to education
See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub.
ADHD Foundation Information:
Clinical referrals: Adhd.email@example.com
For General Enquiries: info@
For School Consortia Therapeutic Support, please email: Tracy.dickens@
For Looked After Children, Virtual School & Safeguarding Queries, please email: Julia.hardman@
For Early Years or Training Services, please email: Emma.weaver@
All other Therapeutic Services:- Tracy.dickens@
Tel No: 07809342592 (Tracy Dickens – Director of Therapeutic Services)
Mental Health support for children
Tips for talking to your children about Covid-19
Daily news updates for children
Tiny Happy People
Activities for developing younger children’s language and communication
Videos for physical wellbeing
Advice for personal hygiene and preventing spread of disease
Support for Sleep
Anxiety about COVID-19
Save the children Covid-19 pack
Self care Summer
Mental Health Support
Mental Health Acts of Kindess
Information from Cobalt
Are you worried about money?
We would like to reassure our tenants that we are here for you. If you are struggling financially due to the effects of COVID-19, please don’t suffer in silence. Our welfare benefits team can help. Please note: Our welfare benefits advice line is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am-1pm.
All advice is free and impartial.
Speak to our team on0330 303 2222, and select option 3
Email the team on
As the restrictions are starting to ease please be aware that the Jobcentre are re-implementing benefit sanctions from 1st July 2020. We are encouraging our tenants to please log into your account and re-start your job seekers commitments as soon as possible.
What to do if you are affected by a benefit sanction?
Please contact our welfare benefits team urgently. We’re here to help.
Concerned about paying your rent while self-isolating?
Are you confused about your benefit entitlements?
Turn2Us offer a free easy-to-use benefits calculator and grant search tool and you are able to check what grants you can apply for.
Free online courses for Cobalt tenants
We will fund our tenants to complete courses in health and safety, business skills and health and social care.
Our employment and training fund
Cobalt tenants can apply for up to £500 to support them into work and training opportunities.
Shielding or Isolating?
What you can do to help us
If you and your family are shielding or have been advised by the NHS track and trace programme to self-isolate please get in touch with us as quickly as possible on 0330 303 2222 so we can update our records.
Year 6 have you checked out the ‘Kooth’ website yet?
Kooth is free, safe and anonymous place for young people from Year 6+ to find online support. This website has proven very popular with secondary school children, and can help support you with your wellbeing, any worries or simply to support your transition from primary to secondary school. There are a bunch of features and tools for you to use whether you are looking for advice or simply not feeling your best. Some of these features are:
Kooth (online) magazine written by young people- it is a place full of opinions, creative pieces and personal experiences, which can help the children express themselves and help others along the way.
Discussion boards– you can start or join a conversation on all sorts of things about anxiety or how to relax after a hard day.
Kooth goals– a place for you to set smart, personal goals and track your progress to meeting them
Kooth journal– your own online diary that will help you track how your mood changes as a result of what happens throughout the week.
Kooth chat and messenger– a place to chat to Kooth’s team of counsellors about anything that may be bothering you.
Click on the link below to find out more about this resource.
As children will be increasing their usage of electronic devices/internet, please remember we have a wealth of online safety information and resources for parents/carers and children on our Online safety page. Click here to access this.
Important Telephone Numbers
‘Many residents will be following the local and national advice around household isolation and social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This advice is in place to limit the spread of the virus and keep as many people as safe and well as possible.
We know that there are vulnerable people in our communities who will be more concerned than others about the prospect of staying at home for a number of reasons, including those who have been the victims of domestic abuse such as violence or coercive and controlling behaviour.
While all public services are adapting to new ways of working during this pandemic, our message to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse is clear: You are not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence – we will still be here for you, no matter what.
Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police, Local Authorities and providers of domestic abuse support across Merseyside will continue working together to maintain essential services and contacts for anyone affected by domestic abuse during the weeks and months to come.
Support will still be available by telephone, text message or online services.
Who to contact:
If you, your child or anyone in the family are at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police urgently, CALL 999
If you are a Liverpool resident and are experiencing domestic abuse or believe someone you know is please contact support services via:
www.victimcaremerseyside.org (directory of services)
Worst Kept Secret Helpline: 0800 028 3398
Further support can also be found at these national agencies:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
Refuge (includes information for men) | refuge.org.uk | 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123