Are you a professional, community group, faith organisation or supplementary school supporting a child, young person or family during the pandemic?
Are you a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child, young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19?
You can speak about your worries, problems and stresses during this time with Barnardo’s new helpline, which provides emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.
Children and young people from these communities continue to be particularly affected by this third lockdown and this is evidenced by the overwhelming number of calls being received at Barnardo’s.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and their families have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and are facing significant challenges to their emotional health and wellbeing; therefore Barnardo’s has launched a new service to support these communities affected by the pandemic.
Until 30th September 2021, professionals, safeguarding leads and organisations providing community support can contact the helpline if they would like to make enquiries about the service, seek advice on how to support service users and/or to refer a child, young person or parent/carer to the helpline for advice and/or therapeutic support.
The helpline is available between 1pm and 8pm Monday to Friday to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and young people between the age 11-25 years and their parents/carers.
If you know of any families requiring therapeutic support or vouchers to purchase food / clothing refer them to the helpline by calling: 0800 151 2605.
For more information on how the Boloh Helpline Advisors and the team of psychotherapists can offer advice, signposting and therapeutic support for the children, young people, parents and carers – please go to: https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk/