Guidance for schools following Reading terrorist attack
23 Jun 2020
We are very saddened to hear of the attack in Forbury Gardens, Reading on Saturday evening.
The following guidance from DfE is intended to support your school with discussing the incident.
The Home Office’s Victims of Terrorism Unit website, includes access to support services, including mental health and other medical services.
Whether or not your school was directly affected, students may have concerns over news coverage and online footage. The following online resources may be of specific assistance to educators (safeguarding leads and teachers) with discussions about terrorist attacks:
The following online resources may be of specific assistance to parents and children with discussions about terrorist attacks:
- LGfL: Talking to Children about terrorism (for parents)
- NSPCC: How should you talk to children about terrorism? (for parents)
- Childline: Worries about the world page (for children).
If you need further support contact Anisa Syed on the details below.