The current circumstances, caused by the outbreak of Covid-19, present a different context for safeguarding vulnerable children, young people and their families.
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to provide support and guidance to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, such as those who are self-isolating or don’t have a support network around or know where to get help from.
The hub is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday to Sunday.
This link provides information for children and young people about where they can go for help, advice and support and ways to keep themselves safe online.
The current restrictions of movement and self -isolation may increase the risk and severity of domestic abuse and make it harder for services to identify and support victims and those impacted by domestic abuse.
We have created a page that provides a range of support and resources for practitioners working with children, young people and families.
With schools currently closed and movement restricted, children and young people will be spending longer online, both for learning and leisure. As a result of this there are many risks that are presented due to an increased exposure to being online. This page aims to provide guidance on keeping children and young people safe during their use of the internet.