The safety and wellbeing of Clifton College pupils is our top priority. Alongside the support offered by the dedicated Safeguarding and Pastoral Teams, we have listed some external resources that we hope you will find useful during this unsettled time.

 

Support available now for all pupils at Clifton College

 

You are encouraged to contact the School Counsellor by email to arrange a confidential chat for any concerns or worries that you have by phone or Google Meet: counsellor@cliftoncollege.com

You can also view a short video message from the School Counsellor explaining more about the support available to you: https://vimeo.com/402205503/ab692e49d6

During Covid-19 Clifton College is operating remote learning for all pupils at Clifton College Upper School. To find out about our remote learning and pastoral care, please click on the link below.

External support for pupils recommended by Clifton College

 

Childline
www.childline.org.uk
If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email or chat online about any problem big or small
Freephone 24/7 helpline: 0800 1111
Sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address
Chat 1:1 with an online advisor

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
If you’re in distress and need support, you can ring Samaritans for free at any time of the day or night.
Freephone (UK and Republic of Ireland): 116 123 (24 hours)
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Young Minds
www.youngminds.org.uk
Young Minds is offering tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Kooth
www.kooth.com/
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Children and young adults can chat directly to the online counsellors via the website.

NHS Every Mind Matters
www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
A good resource for tips and advice for staying at home during the Coronavirus and ways to cope with anxiety as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. All resources are free to access on the website.

Support for parents

 

Talking to your child about Coronavirus can be challenging and stressful for both parent and child. There are lots of resources available online to help and support you. Please see the list below:

UNICEF
UNICEF’s 8 quick tips for talking to children about COVID-19
https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

The National Association of School Psychologists
The National Association of School Psychologists have produced a resource for parents for talking to children about COVID-19 anxieties
https://www.nasponline.org/resourcesand-publications/resources-andpodcasts/school-climate-safety-andcrisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-tochildren-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-aparent-resource

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4’s Women’s hour covered a discussion about how to talk to children about COVID-19
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p085rjkm

Support for families

 

Parent Support and Advice Line
Support for your child’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and behaviour.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2088741/parenting-support-leaflet.pdf
Phone: 0800 6525 675

National Child Protection Helpline (NSPCC)
Free confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk.
www.nspcc.org.uk
Phone: 0800 800 5000

Women’s Aid
Support for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
www.womensaid.org.uk
Freephone: 0808 2000 247

 

E-safety support for families

It is important that our pupils remain safe whilst using the internet for remote learning. We have compiled a list of helpful websites that offer advice for families. Please click on the links to access:

Internet matters – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

London Grid for Learning – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

Parent info – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers