Salford City Partnership

Emotional Health for Children and Young People

Children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing is everyone's business.

Emotional health and wellbeing can be supported through:

  • Good parenting
  • Quality experiences in school
  • Leisure and social engagement

Children and young people may need additional support at some point in their lives and this is normal. Information and advice, or support from family and friends, usually helps. However, some children and young people may experience difficulties that are severe and chronic. They will need more specialist advice and support. 

What to do in an emergency

In emergency situations the young person must attend the nearest A&E unit or call 999. 

Following admittance into A&E:

  • A mental health professional will assess the young person following a medical assessment by A&E staff
  • Depending on the age of the young person, this may be a professional from CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) or Adult Mental Health Team
  • If the young person needs ongoing mental health input, a referral to the appropriate team will be made by the assessing professional

Worried about a child 

If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child it is very important you contact us. 

Salford City council and partners have a multi agency hub called the Bridge Partnership that screens all contacts concerning the welfare or safety of a child to Children's Services. 

The Bridge Partnership can be contacted by telephone on 0161 603 4500, alternatively you can complete an online referral form.

Coronavirus Information

The most up to date information can be accessed via the Salford City Council website with the web page updated on a daily basis with the most up to date guidance.

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The Children's Commissioner has created a children's guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children's questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best use of their time at home.

To download the guide please use the following link: Children's guide to coronavirus

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The following links may also be useful for supporting children and young people:

Anna Freud Centre: clear and simple advice to all those who are supporting children and young people,  also includes the following three videos:

Young Minds: information include talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing

National Autistic Society: has produced guidance for parents, young people and professionals 

Mencap: Easy Read guide to Coronavirus

Carers UK: Guidance for carers

Please note: we are promoting the above information as professionals and families may find the resources useful, however Salford City Council does not endorse the information and linked materials.

   42nd Street Update

In view of recent developments in relation to COVID-19 the 42nd Street team have reflected on how to respond in order to keep young people’s needs at the centre of all we do and as a key service in Greater Manchester, whilst balancing our responsibilities to adhere to government advice around social distancing.

The good news is that we have developed refined ways of working that mean that we will continue to support young people in our care as best we can over the coming period of disruption.

However we will not be able to process any new referrals to our core service and we will be suspending our face to face work in our 42nd Street venues, community venues and education settings.

Please access our website for the latest updated information www.42ndstreet.org.uk

For a full overview of the revised service offer please see the downloadable documents section below.

Salford Educational Psychology Service

Talking to Children about COVID-19: Resources for Schools, Parents, Children and Young People

We understand how difficult it can be trying to talk to children and young people about global crises. As psychologists we are often asked about how much to tell children, how and when to talk to them, and how we can feel prepared for challenging conversations.

We have therefore started to compile a list of resources and helpful websites for you to use over the coming weeks, available in the downloadable section at the bottom of the page.

Gaddum Carers Salford: Service Update

We know that this is worrying time for carers and their families, and we would like to reassure them that we are still here to support them.

  • Our first priority is the health and welfare of our service users and staff team.  Gaddum is following all government guidance in order to protect the carers we are working with and their families.  This means that our team are all currently based off site, and are practicing social distancing. 
  • All our carers services are now being provided remotely; we are working with carers and families to find the best ways of supporting them.  This may be over the phone, through email exchanges and texts, or face-to-face through video calling.  We are working to support any carers who are currently struggling due to the impact of Covid19, and we are tapping into local and national resources and services. 
  • We are open to new referrals and re-referrals and our teams are continuing with ongoing cases. New referrals can be emailed to us securely by password protected document, or given over the phone.  Please do not post referrals to us, as it may create a delay.  Referral forms can be found here.  
  • Our office phone line 0161 834 6069 (option 2 for Carers, followed by option 3 for Salford) is still open and being answered between 9am – 4:30pm.  Outside of those time you can leave us a message and we will get back you by the next working day.  Carers can also email questions and queries to salford.carers@gaddum.org.uk 

This page was last updated on 2 April 2020

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