Advice for Parents & Carers
Keeping Children and Young People Safe against Radicalisation and Extremism
The parent / child relationship is the foundation to keeping children safe, as well as supporting their social development and educational attainment. Parenting can be a challenging task. Maintaining a positive relationship can sometimes be difficult as children grow and develop and seek an identity that may be different from their own family. Children and young people have a natural curiosity which as parents we want to encourage. However, as our children grow up we have to take different steps to ensure their safety. Currently a number of young girls and boys have been persuaded to leave the country against the wishes of their families, or in secret, putting themselves in extreme danger. This document sets out information to help parents keep their children safe and explain how they should respond if they have a concern.
Childhood Influenza Vaccination Programme
Children are more susceptible to infectious diseases for a number of reasons including immature immunity, lack of prior exposure to infections and incomplete vaccinations. Good levels of cleanliness and hand hygiene can go a long way towards protecting children, parents and staff but we would like to remind you of the influenza vaccine now available.
- The annual flu immunisation programme will continue to extend this autumn term, with vaccination being offered again to all children of appropriate age for school year one and two and also for the first time to year three, starting in October 2016.
- The vaccine used is Fluenz Tetra and is in the form of a nasal spray.
The NHS is delivering the programme and immunisation will be offered in all areas, mostly via schools. Children in Reception (and children aged two or three) will be offered the vaccination by their GP. To be most effective, immunisation needs to take place between October and December. Please help us to keep your child healthy by participating in this programme.