The See, Hear, Respond partnership has been created specifically to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during COVID-19, by providing support to those who are not being seen by schools or other key agencies.
On Tuesday 7 July the MHCLG’s Troubled Families Team, with the Department for Education, and Barnardos ran a webinar to support the launch of Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond initiative, which aims to help staff in local authorities, schools, police forces, healthcare professionals and others support vulnerable children and young people at an increased risk of abuse and exploitation since the coronavirus lockdown as well as understand the support on offer, including:.
- an online hub of support and information,
- online counselling and therapy
- face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
- helping children and young people reintegrate back into school
The full webinar is available to watch here
Michelle Lee-Izu - Corporate Director of Children’s’ Services at Barnardo’s, Corporate Lead for “See, Hear, Respond”
Amanda Naylor - Head of Partnerships at See, Hear, Respond
Yasmeen Sharif – Programme Manager for See, Hear, Respond.
Audience questions and polls
During the Webinar participants were asked some questions – results below.