Following the government announcement that a new period of lockdown is to commence on Thursday 5th November 2020, Slide Away is pleased to announce that its planned workshops and memory days are currently able to continue at this time. This is because support groups of up to 15 participants are currently a permitted exception.
Slide Away is continually reviewing the situation as the government updates its rules and guidance. Should the situation change or if we are unable to continue, Slide Away will be in contact with parents, carers and schools who may be affected.
Our workshops follow current government guidelines including those on social distancing and cleaning/hygiene etc. As a result, the format of some of our activities may be altered. This includes reducing the number of children attending each workshop at the current time. Our full risk assessment is available below.
We have also increased the number and frequency of our workshops to enable us to offer all children a placement as soon as we possibly can. However, as you can imagine, the combined impact of reducing numbers on workshops and having not run any workshops during the first lockdown may mean allocating places takes some time. Please bear with us.
We are very aware that Slide Away's work is about bringing together bereaved children and their families to alleviate the 'isolation' of grief. We are, therefore, available to answer any questions you may have about supporting children, from parents, carers, and schools, whilst they are awaiting placement. Our contact number is 07970 597715 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We continue to accept new referrals.
- We continue to accept requests from new schools to become ‘Slide Away trained’ so that they can refer children to Slide Away.
- We are updating our website to provide up-to-date information to schools, parents, and carers. Please check back regularly for the latest information.
Thank you for your understanding.
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