See, Hear, Respond

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We are all too aware that the current coronavirus pandemic is impacting on everyone in our society, with the most vulnerable being exposed to even more risk.  The pandemic means vulnerable children and young people who might be hidden from support services, would benefit from early support.

In response to this, See, Hear, Respond is a new service funded by the Department for Education, supported by St Martin’s and managed by Barnardo’s to help children, young people and families cope with the impacts of coronavirus.   Its members include a wide range of national and local organisations, working together to identify and support those experiencing negative impacts on their health and wellbeing, as well as those at risk of harm.

See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made, so no child gets missed.  It will then find a partner best placed to support the most isolated and at risk children in our area. They’ll get help in one or more of four ways:

  • an online hub of support and information,

  • online counselling and therapy 

  • face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk, and

  • helping children and young people reintegrate back into school.

Barnardo’s has produced a number of resources to assist education professionals, together with resources for children and families, and information and advice on helping children and young people reintegrate back into school.