Manchester Arena attack 22nd May 2017

The attack at the Manchester Arena last night is currently being treated as a suspected terrorist incident. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, been injured or traumatised. The police, hospitals, Manchester City Council and emergency services are doing all they can to support them.

Our senior leadership team will continue to ensure the safety of our children and young people and security of our buildings, and will remain vigilant at all times.

We appreciate these terrible events will be distressing for your children and the whole community. We will remain open as usual and we appreciate your support in keeping everything as calm and normal as possible for all children and young people attending our sessions.

There is an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following yesterday’s incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance and there is no need to be alarmed.

There is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close.

As we receive further information from Manchester City Council, we will update parents/carers via our website.

If you have any concerns please contact MYL on 0161 437 5923 or via our email account info@manchesteryounglives.org.uk