Our thoughts are with all those affected by the Manchester Arena explosion.
We are saddened that terror has affected so many young people.
If any of our members are affected, upset, worried or unable to sleep that they should talk to their leader, teacher, GP. We also advise leaders that it is appropriate to fly the flag at half mast this week and that they should be prepared to discuss events with young people who will show an interest and need our support.
Scout HQ have a Factsheet that may help: https://members.scouts.org.uk/factsheets/FS260026.pdf and they link to the following resources which may also be of help:
There is also a good BBC page about talking to young people about terrorism here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39369319
Greater Manchester Police have issued an emergency number for those concerned about the safety or welfare of a loved one: 0161 856 9400
Do you have photos or videos of the Manchester explosion?
You can help the investigation by uploading to https://ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk
Please show respect to victims and their families – don’t share images of the incident on social media.
There are currently 43 unidentified children at The Holiday Inn Express, local to the venue & Victoria St station: If you’re missing a child please call in to The Holiday Inn Express on; 0161 8369600
If people can donate blood, donation centre in South Manchester is Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LL. Opens at 9am