Safeguarding Children

If you are worried about a child or young person you should inform Wokingham Borough Council Children’s Services immediately. Children and their parents may need urgent help.

Who to contact

If you believe a child is in immediate danger call the Police on 999.

To report other concerns about a child:

Online Safety

It can be difficult to know how to start talking to your child about what they're doing online or who they might be speaking to. But talking regularly, like you would about their day at school, will help your child feel relaxed and meanthat when they do have any worries, they're more likely to come and speak to you. The following link will take you to the NSPCC online safety website which provides a range of advice on how to support your child at home. Topics include:

  • Conversation starter tips
  • Advice on how to support your child if they have seen something online that has upset them
  • The risks of online gaming and how to protect your child online
  • The use of parental controls to ensure your child's online safety
  • A guide to the latest social apps, networks and games
Visit NSPCC

Online Classroom

After careful evaluation of the available platforms to deliver streamed video content, we have chosen to host our videos on Youtube through an official Coombes channel. Although this platform has many benefits and will allow easy access to our new resources, it is our duty to highlight the risks involved if your child has access to this website unattended and how these risks can be reduced. To support this, you can find below a guide from National Safety Online that provides clear steps on how you can ensure that your child has a positive experience whilst accessing this platform. As an educational provider we have set our channel to providing 'child friendly content' to prevent any inappropriate content being linked to our videos. We will also disable comments on our videos to remove any social aspects that the platform offers.

YouTube Parent Guide

Emotional Wellbeing

It is expected that some children and their families may feel worried and anxious about the Covid-19 outbreak and that schools are closed to most pupils. It can be difficult to know how to provide reassurance and manage your feelings in such an ever changing and unique situation.

Please find below a range of resources and materials that may be helpful in offering support and guidance on adapting to life in lockdown.

If you have any specific questions or would like further information about any of the resources provided please do not hesitate to contact us on 0118 9760751 or at admin@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk

Emotional Wellbeing Support Pack click here for a NHS poster about coping with family life