Support for Families: We appreciate that this may be a difficult time for many families. There are some helpful numbers below incase you may need any support:
Duty and Advice Service (DAS) 0116 454 1004 (For Social Care or the Early Help response team depending on what option you pick. This number is for support if you are particularly struggling; a social worker will talk to you about your concerns and will advise of any action required. The service is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, all year. The service is the first point of contact for all new referrals to children's services and will deal with anything that relates to city children)
Oaklands Family Support worker (Dhrupti Champaneri)- 07842601349
Oaklands Safeguarding phone number- 07742 800987 for reporting general concerns or for Operation Encompass reporting
Citizen advice- 0300 330 1025
Salvation Army - 0116 262 1834 (food bank)
Uava (united against violence and abuse) - 0808 80 200 28
Free text support 07715 994 962
Disabled Children Service (DCS) - 0116 454 4710
Samaritans - Free from any phone - 116 123 (listening service)
Turning point - 0330 3036000
Sexual Health Clinic - 0300 124 0102
Crisis Team - 0808 800 3302
Communication: Please use our website, Weduc or Twitter (@OaklandsSchool_) to keep up to date with any information or changes. We will update these regularly during the next few months. If you have not yet downloaded the Weduc App, you can email the office for instructions about how to do this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do try to reassure your child during the coming weeks. These are very unusual circumstances but we need to try and reduce anxiety that this may cause for our children, particularly as social distancing instructions from the Government may last some considerable time.
We wish you all well. Stay safe. Stay at home.