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Friday 31st July 2020

Welcome to the Family Information Service Newsletter

In this edition of the Family Information Service newsletter you will find out about taking your child to the dentist during the Coronavirus pandemic, information on an online study held by University of Warwick to understand children's language development, a virtual discussion from EQUIP about the risks and outcomes of COVID-19 on the Black and Minority Ethnic community (BME) and much more.
Warwickshire's Family Information Service provides support, advice and one-to-one support for families, parents, carers and professionals on a variety of issues including family relationships, housing, parenting support, childcare, health and wellbeing and much more.

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Is your child having disturbed sleep or are they unwell because of their mouth or teeth? Are they in pain, have bleeding, swelling or have had a knock to the mouth?

According to Dental Public Health West Midlands, during the past few months there have been fewer children being treated for urgent dental conditions. Remember dentists are still open for seeing children with urgent dental needs and it’s important to take them even during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dentists are now set up to work during the pandemic and have special protections in place to keep everyone safe.

What to do
  • Call your regular dentist. They will offer advice and assessment over the phone. Do not visit a dentist with your child face to face until you have been told to do so.
  • You must go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at hospital if your child has:
    • severe pain
    • swelling in the mouth or neck making it difficult for your child to swallow, breathe or speak
    • an area around their eyes or neck which is swollen
    • heavy bleeding or injuries to the face mouth or teeth
If you're not sure whether you should go to A&E, contact NHS 111, who will be able to advise you.

If you cannot contact your dentist or you do not have one contact NHS 111 or visit their website below.
NHS 111
What's New?

Parent information sessions with the Warwickshire Primary Mental Health Team

Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person living in Warwickshire?
The Warwickshire Primary Mental Health Team offer free Parent Information Sessions via Microsoft Teams with a Mental Health Clinician.
You will have the opportunity to learn about common emotional wellbeing concerns in children/young people and find out what you can do to help.


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Aquarius adult gambling support

Aquarius support people 16 years and over affected by gambling, either their own or the gambling of a loved one, through 1:1 or group support sessions.

All the support provided is tailored to your needs, interests, and personal goals. 

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Research project on children's picture description

Researchers at the University of Warwick are studying young children’s language development.
As part of the research on children’s sentence development, they are carrying out an online study via video-chat and would like to invite you and your child to participate in a game of snap.

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Toolshed work and study programme now running in Warwickshire

Toolshed's work and study programme is for 16-24 year olds and consists of a work placement of the young person's choice and one-to-one tutoring for English, Maths, ICT & Employability.
Toolshed has an extensive database of employers and they work hard to find the most compatible placement approaching employers on the student's behalf. The programme is a year long, if a student is invited on to the programme they can start at any point in the year. 

For more information contact Alex by emailing or calling 07873 840257.

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Warwickshire SENDIAS feedback

Warwickshire SENDIAS want to hear about your experiences of using their service.
Can you spare a few minutes to provide feedback? Warwickshire SENDIAS will use this information to improve the service.

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EQUIP 'From Protest to Positive Action' virtual discussions

The Equality and Inclusion Partnership is hosting a series of virtual discussions, 'From Protest to Positive Action'.
The second of these sessions is taking place on Thursday 13th August, 19.00 - 20.00. This session will give you an opportunity to learn more from Warwickshire Public Health about Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) disparities around the risk and outcomes from COVID 19.

Find out more
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