Stay safe in the heatwave
During the current heatwave, we’re urging everyone to be aware of the risks of cooling off or playing in ponds, lakes, and flooded quarries.
Swimming in open water is extremely dangerous as hidden dangers can lurk beneath the surface.
This can include discarded waste which can trap people, as well as slippery rocks and sudden changes in water depth. Jumping into cold water can also cause people to go into shock.
This video shows the tragic consequences – https://youtu.be/Ile-FwNEafk
Previous warm and sunny weather has seen people risking their lives, and sadly losing their lives, by swimming in open water – despite signs warning them not too.
We’re urging people to call 999 immediately if they see anyone in danger.
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership
CSE and Trafficking
- Keep it sweet-leaflet-6-2
Early Help for parents
NSPCC – Net aware – guide to networks, apps and games
NSPCC – PANTS Campaign
Parent info – help for parents and families in a digital world
Social Media support:
Tik Tok advice for parents
Wakefield – The online resource for children and young people in Wakefield
Sleep is an important part of our well-being and can impact on our emotions, ability to function and ability to cope. It is quite common for children, adolescents and adults to experience some difficulties in sleeping from time to time. To support you and your family, you may find the following resources beneficial:
The Children’s Sleep Charity – A national award winning charity based in Doncaster which provides a range of leaflets and support for parents and professionals.
Unravel – Coronavirus and the importance of sleep for positive mental health.
Great Ormond St –Sleep hygiene
Young Minds – Information about common sleep problems, with links to a parent helpline.
NHS Moodzone Audio – Dr Chris Williams explains what you can do to give yourself the best chance of a good night’s sleep – Suitable for adults although much of the advice is appropriate for children.
10 tips to beat insomnia
NHS promoted apps to support good sleep