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Scottish Government Communication - Manchester Incident - Reassuring our Children and Young People

News Posted: 24th May 2017

Following the recent distressing incident in Manchester, Shetland Child Protection Committee wanted to share some advice and support put out by NHS Scotland about coping with stress as it is recognised that parents and young people in Shetland will have been affected by these events. Please find listed below links to resources which may assist and provide help and support to our young people who may require assistance in coming to terms with the impact of yesterday’s tragic events:

Young Scot –providing guidance and advice to young people feeling worried or concerned about events currently happening around the world-http://young.scot/current-events

Children 1st – Parentline - 08000 28 22 33 -  https://www.children1st.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-help/parentline-scotland/

NSPCC – Talking about difficult topics -  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/talking-about-difficult-topics/

Childline – Worried about the World - https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/?utm_source=twitter_nspcc&utm_medium=nspccsocialmedia&utm_campaign=owntwitter_tweet

Information Leaflet - Coping with Stress - February 2017

Information Leaflet - Coping with Stress - Additional Information to assist with Children

If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744421

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744400

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0131 244 3780