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Emergency contacts during the Holidays

Hi all,

We hope that all members of our community will have a restful and enjoyable holiday.

However, should you need help and support, you have the following options:
·       Contact We are Islington for support getting food or medicine, or if you are struggling financially due to the outbreak of coronavirus more info is here – The number is 0207 527 8222

·       If you have a child safeguarding query please call 0207 527 7400 this number can be called 24/7 and more info is here

·       Shine is a national charity working closely with Islington residents to provide support with energy bills, you can contact them directly for information, advise and guidance – more info is here – Number is 0300 555 0195 or 0207 527 2001

·       If you are worried about becoming homeless and would like to speak to Islington Council please find more info here / SHELTER is a national charity who can support you with knowing your rights and can be contacted by pressing here

·       If you are worried about domestic abuse always in an emergency contact 999 if you would like support and or more info on domestic abuse please press here and or here 24 hour national domestic abuse helpline is 0808 2000 247

·       If you are worried about your child’s internet use and would like more info on social networking and internet safety, please press here for CEOP or here for parent zone or Online safety | NSPCC

·       If you would like to take up an online parenting course, please press here for more information including login details

·       If you would like more information on COVID 19 – please press here

·       If you would like support for your mental health, Islington’s Crisis team can be contacted on 020 3317 6333 and more info is here and or contact ICOPE here

·       If you need to contact Islington Council for housing repairs, please call the Repairs Team on 0800 694 3344 or 0207 527 5400 – more info is here

Please note, always in an emergency contact 999

Providing Remote Education: Important information to parents

New River College remains open to all pupils throughout any lockdown. The school greatly encourages you to send your child to school. However, if pupils need to self-isolate then remote education is provided from day 1. This information is for pupils and
parents/carers about what to expect from remote education.

If you need help accessing IT, are not sure about how your child can log on or have any concerns or worries about remote learning or any other issues which affect your child please call the Head of centre and they will find ways to help you.

Upcoming events at NRC Primary

This Spring 1….

We took part in January’s RSPB Big Bird Watch.

On the week of the 18th we asked the children to think about how they can save more energy around school and in their homes!

National Storytelling Week began on 1st February. We welcomed people to share their favourite stories with us. We are learning more about children’s mental health in the week of 8th February and how we can promote mental health wellbeing.

This Spring 2….

Fairtrade fortnight begins 22nd February! We will be thinking about where our food comes from and how to make sure farmers get a fair deal.

March 4th – it’s that time again! Root around in your wardrobes for World Book Day, who will you come dressed as this year?

15th March we spend the week exploring and celebrating one of the greatest playwrights, Shakespeare!

26th March we welcome you to join us in the Big Spring Clean Jumble Sale – more info to follow closer to the time 😊

Worries about your child’s mental health during the Christmas break?

At NRC we work closely with the CAMHS in PRU team and you may have already met the CAMHS worker linked to the PRU site your child attends.

The Christmas break can be a challenging time for children and families, and stresses can build up and lead to concerns about how a child may be coping with their feelings. If you want to speak to a CAMHS worker during the break, the CAMHS in PRU team are available. Below are details of who to contact on each day, and how to get in touch.

Christmas break cover (21st – 1st Jan)

A member of the CAMHS in PRU team are available to speak to throughout the Christmas break. Please see dates and contact details below:

Mon 21stTues 22ndWed 23rdThurs 24thFri 25th
Freya Read Hina Akram  Freya Read Hina AkramHina AkramDuty CAMHSBank holiday
Mon 28thTues 29thWed 30thThurs 31stFri 1st
Bank holidayWill Roberts  Will Roberts    Will RobertsBank holiday

Contact details:

Freya – 07796941566 /

Will – 07917068975 /

Hina –

Duty CAMHS – 0203 316 1824

If you are very concerned about your child and an urgent response is needed, please contact your GP, or in the event that you feel your child is a great risk to themselves please attend A&E or call emergency services.

On behalf of the CAMHS in PRU team we wish you all a happy and healthy new year.