Back to school special edition
After the long separation from friends, we know how exciting it will be for you to be together again. Please make sure you stay safe though, by going straight home after school, instead of hanging out with your mates.
Here is some advice that will help you to protect yourself:
There are some general street safety tips you can follow to help you feel safer and reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Nobody deserves to be bullied, but we know that some young people will have concerns about returning to school. For advice about what you can do if you are being bullied, or if you are concerned your own behaviour could be described as bullying, go to Sandwell Council.
Alternatively, visit BullyingUK
The CoVID situation has been overwhelming for some of us. If you feel you need emotional support, guidance and reassurance, Sandwell Council provides easy access to mental health services for children and young people.
If you are going to be dropped off at school, please remind adults how congested the streets outside schools can get at peak times. Park considerately and allow a few extra minutes so you can be dropped off at a quieter spot and walk the last bit of the way to the school entrance.
Get in touch if you would like to work with us, the school and council to tackle parking problems.
We all have a role to play in helping our children and young people to keep safe. Even if you don’t have any children of school age yourself, please help us by forwarding this message to anyone you think will find it useful.