All of a sudden it got very hot “El Scorchio”
There was really no warning, it just went from grey and wet to “flipping hot” overnight.
As a result we need to make sure that families and young people we work with, look after themselves.
Parents of small babies can also get advice from the Lullaby Trust.
We also need to consider that the hot and stormy weather can cause tempers to flare, and patience to be reduced when the heat is making everyone tired and irritable.
Incidents of domestic abuse have been known to go up, and reports of injuries to children can also be increased.
It is therefore really important, that we as safeguarding professionals, recognise if a family are struggling.
This is made even more difficult with the COVID pandemic, and although we have more ability to see people.
The concerns over higher rates of infection, will cause issues around seeing those very families.
There will be the added complication of schools that have closed early, so children have already been sent home.
We all need to be alert to the “rising temperature” within a household, and report our concerns.