We wanted to let you know about the anonymous messaging network ‘Tellonym’. There are a number of concerns about possible safeguarding issues relating to children and young people using the app.To give parents and carers the heads up we are sharing this informative poster from National Online Safety, giving you the information you should know.To find out more from National Online Safety about “Tellonym”, they have a free guide available via the link below:https://hubs.ly/H0xZwHF0
Our internal mental batteries have all taken a bit of extra load over the last 8 months, and it’s no wonder that many of us have struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues during this time. Here is a useful graphic that might help you check your own mental heath in a simple and constructive way. Of course many of you will have been caring for others during this period, but it’s also important to look after yourselves!
Halloween may look a bit different this year, but we couldn’t let the day pass without a spooky themed joke..What is a ghost’s favourite party game? Hide-and-shriek.
This week we had a wonderful celebration at The Oaks for AP who’s turned 16!!As you can see by the photos turning sixteen didn’t pass us by unnoticed! We decorated the home, had an amazing cake…(Although we’re not sure there is any left!) all with lots of laughter and smiles. We hope you had a lovely birthday AP and we’ll look forward to the next milestone which is 18!
Now who can resist this picture of Milah, possibly the cutest dog you will have seen in a while. She came to visit our young people at Willow Lodge and made a great impact. Everyone loved her and really enjoyed playing with her. Trouble was we didn’t get much work done….but who would with Milah around to give hugs to! Lot’s of catching up to do today!We’d love to see photos of your beloved pets, simply post them in the comments.
Our Manager’s lovely dogs Kayos and Kalm, apart from being a metaphor for life at the moment, are great at coming to the home and helping our young people. Not only are they loved for being so friendly, but they are also great at helping the young people find their lost socks! They are so grateful that they renamed Kayos and have started calling her Potato! Thanks guys!
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a very common disorder which affects both children and adults.It has for many years been recognised as a childhood issue that affects focus, self-control and many other important skills.The cause is an imbalance in the brains anatomy and its wiring. The purpose of the month is to help educate people about the condition and its impact. There are various resources available online.These include fact sheets and posters, graphics and logos, together with videos and recordings.Why not take a look..https://adhdawarenessmonth.org
With children back at school and Summer coming to an end, the Autumn weather is bound to produce sniffles and coughs at school. It is going to be difficult for both teacher and parents to evaluate when the symptoms presented might amount to the need to seek a COVID test. To try and help we thought we would publish here the latest guidelines from the Department of Education.
Following last weeks heartfelt and touching applause that rang out across the country United Children’s Services are again proud to join in the nationwide campaign to get people to clap for everyone who is working so hard to keep us healthy; doctors, nurses; GPs; Pharmacists, Care Home staff, home carers and EVERYONE related at the front line.
Let us all show how grateful we still are for their hard work and dedication at 8pm tonight!