USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS
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Stay safe everyone!
Returning to school
To help your child with their return to school, here are some useful things to show them and talk about and information about what to do if you are showing any symptoms.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS - VOUCHER SYSTEM
We understand there has been some confusion about who is entitled to a free school meal!
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a universal school meal free of charge. This is different to a 'free school meal'.
A 'free school meal' is given to a child for a variety of reasons including low income.
If you feel you may be entitled to receive 'free school meals' you need to complete this form.
This will be processed by the council. If you meet their criteria we will be able to send you a voucher towards the cost of your meals whilst the school is shut.
This will take a while to process, so if you need help in the meantime, please get in touch by calling the office on 02476 613163 or one of the school mobiles
07545 759468 or 07394 921788
This website offers information about Coronavirus in 49 different languages:
FOOD BANK INFORMATION
In the current times, in order to receive a foodbank parcel, you must have been issued a voucher.
Please call Maxine on 07545 759468 and she will be able to support with this.
This is the latest information on foodbanks from Coventry Foodbank. More information can be found by clicking here.
All information for new starters and information about how to apply for a place at Henley Green can be found by clicking here.
DOMESTIC ABUSE - lots of help still available
We have seen and heard how our communities are looking out for one another right now and it is sincerely heart-warming.
We know that some people are concerned about friends, family and neighbours who might be suffering domestic abuse – whether that is violence, being threatened or someone controlling their behaviour.
Victims of domestic abuse may well feel there is nowhere to turn to for help and nowhere to go right now if they want to leave an abusive relationship.
A list of organisations ready to help people in Coventry are:
safetotalk helpline: 0800 111 4998
02476 444 077
Coventry Council Housing
Housing Options 02476 834 025. Homelessness
Adult Social Care
Telephone: 024 7683 3003
Children's Social Care
024 7678 8555 or out of hours: 024 7683 2222.
Domestic abuse can be reported to us using our website https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/. It’s easy to use and could be safer than calling.
Anyone can webchat our staff easily via the website for help and advice without having to talk to someone on the phone.
Together we are a community – let’s spread the message that no victim is alone.
For all our families who have young carers, here is the latest newsletter:
If you need further support, information or ideas for activities then please visit their website:
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
If you are struggling with your mental health at this time, here are some links where you can get advice and support.
A message from the school nursing team ...
'In this crazy time, we wanted to say that school nurses are working for the children and families of Coventry.
We are still available and can be contacted with questions/ queries. Ideas for what these may include are support with children's sleep, behaviour, bedwetting etc.
TEXT us on 07507 329114. The team will then ring you back.
Your Coventry School Nursing Team'
We know that your children will be using their electronic devices a lot at the moment.
For some online safety activities, click here.