Achieving for Children is working closely with Public Health to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the local community who use our services. During these exceptional times, there may be some delays to our service. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please email MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk or phone 01628 683150 or 01344 786543 (out of hours)
For the latest news and information visit our COVID 19 quick links page
Any children services enquiries please use: Transport@achievingforchilden.org.uk enquiries will then be forwarded to the correct person/team.
For up-to-date guidance, please go to:
For schools – please check individual school websites.
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To support the wellbeing of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic, East Berkshire CCG have put together three concise guides for parents and carers and for children and young people themselves.
The guides list some of the best reliable and free sources of information and advice to help children and young people and their families to cope with life under lockdown.
In an effort to keep in touch with all Children in Care and Kickback members during this time there will be a weekly Kickback Catch Up Zoom from 12noon to 1.45pm every Tuesday for the foreseeable future so that young people can log in to have a chat with us and just stay in touch. Our first Kickback Catch Up is Tuesday 14th April from 12noon to 1.45pm. All children in care are welcome, even if they have not attended Kickback before but you will need to contact Elaine Keating at email@example.com to get the Zoom invite and password.
If you wish the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to try and locate a school place, please complete our Key Worker Childcare Application Form. We will then contact you as soon as possible to discuss further
To help reduce the risk and spread of COVID19 RBWM will be closing all Royal Borough owned children’s play areas and play equipment with immediate effect until further notice. Signage to this effect will be going up in the areas shortly.
RBWM Council parks and open spaces will remain open to use but please adhere to social distancing guidance which includes keeping at least two meters apart.
RBWM Council are working with our Parish Council colleagues to see if this is appropriate in areas where children's playgrounds are run by them.
Tivoli who keep the parks and children’s play areas safe and clean will continue to visit the play areas as part of their normal inspection regime.
Updated guidance is now available from the government on schools closures including guidance on key worker status . Schools are planning rapidly what will happen on Monday and they have been in contact with parents and guardians directly. Please bear with as them work through the updated guidance. We working closely with schools on this.
The government has announced all schools, nurseries and further education colleges will close on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice, except to the children of key workers (including NHS staff, police and fire staff) and at risk children (including those who have a social worker or have an education health and care plan).
We are working with RBWM Council and partners to look at the impact of the current public health situation on local SEND services and will be providing updates on the SEND Local Offer website as information becomes known and decisions are made
- From Wednesday 18 March 2020, we will be closing our offices to the public until further notice, unless you have a planned appointment booked.
- Royal Borough children’s centres and youth centres are now closed until further notice.
- This is to protect you and our staff as well as ensuring our ability to continue to provide vital services.
- If you have a planned appointment with us please attend as normal unless you hear from us.