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  • Matthew Paminter

Monday News Issue 100- 28th August 2023

"Education is a continual process, it's like a bicycle.... if you don't pedal you don't go forward"


Events this week

August 28 - Makaton International Awareness Day 2023

August 30 - International Day of the Disappeared 2023

September 1 - September 30 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month / A Month of Movement 2023

September 1 - September 30 Vascular Disease Awareness Month 2023

September 1 - September 30 World Alzheimer’s Month 2023


Legislation/Regulation of the week

Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that consolidates existing consumer protection law legislation and also gives consumers a number of new rights and remedies.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 60 mins)

Please remember to review this in your policy/legislation review workbook)


Videos of the week

What They Really Mean for You - Electric Cars

Investigating the controversial plans to change the cars we drive. Is it possible and what will it take?

(Watching this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 60 mins)


Event of the week

Makaton International Awareness Day 2023

Makaton

Makaton is a language programme that uses signs, symbols and speech; giving a person different options when communicating.

(This can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Completing activities Approx. 60 mins)


Safeguarding & ED & I


Online safety

The NSPCC has published a news story on online grooming crimes against children in the UK. Findings from a Freedom of Information request (FoI) to all UK police forces include: almost 34,000 online grooming crimes against children were recorded in the last 6 years; more than 5,500 offences were against primary school children; and where the gender was known, 83% of online grooming offences were against girls. The news story calls for MPs and tech companies to back the online safety bill.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Deprivation of liberty

Ofsted has created new guidance on placing children subject to a deprivation of liberty order (DoL) in unregistered settings in England and Wales. The guidance is aimed at providers, social workers and placement commissioners. Ofsted reiterates the legal registration requirement for settings offering children’s home services for children subject to DoL orders.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 40 mins)


Care proceedings

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published an article on the health needs of women subject to care proceedings during and after birth in the UK. The article looks at provision of services for women experiencing mental ill health or coping with trauma and abuse and calls for a national commitment to improve support and health care for families.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Perinatal mental health

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has published a report on perinatal mental health which discusses provision of support for new and expectant mothers in the UK. The report includes: a review of research which shows one in five women will experience mental health issues during pregnancy and up to one year after birth; and an outline of strategies to improve perinatal mental health care in the UK.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 40 mins)


ADHD

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has published a video abstract from a paper looking at approaches to the developmental relationship between ADHD and irritability.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Child mental health

YoungMinds has conducted an analysis of NHS data reporting on urgent referrals of children under 18 to mental health crisis teams. Findings from the analysis show that the number of children in mental health crisis in England reached more than 3,500 in May 2023, three times higher than in May 2019.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Use of digital technologies in child and family social work: developing practice

Research in Practice has published three videos on the use of digital technologies in social work. The videos cover: the implications for children and families; effective digital practice; and how this is experienced by social workers, children and families.

(Reading & watching this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 40 mins)


#WakeUpWednesday: What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Sharing Photos Online

In 2021, the NCA cited that 42% of parents in the UK share pictures of their children online - half of them doing so at least once a month. Why would they not? Parenthood – and the magical memories we create with our children – is something to be celebrated and chronicled: in an ideal world, at least.

In reality, the topic has become increasingly complex – with respect for other people’s children who might also be in the photos and our own child’s future feelings among the considerations. This week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide assesses the potential pitfalls of publicly posting our pics.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Health & Safety


How AI is transforming health and safety policy

Health and safety (h&s) policy often falls under the remit of the hr team who are responsible for drawing up the company’s approach and ensuring that it complies with uk health and safety laws. Health and safety training usually forms part of this policy and up until now has tended to be quite broad brush with the aim of ensuring that employees are fully aware of their legal responsibilities around health and safety in the workplace and the risks surrounding particular tasks and how to avoid injury.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


NHS Health Board fined £235,000 after failings resulted in man’s death

The largest health board in Scotland has been fined £235,000 after a man took his own life while in its care on 22 January 2020.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to a number of failings, including not having a suitable risk assessment in place.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


School fined £35,000 after child severely burned at carol concert

A London primary school has been fined £35,000 after a child received 45 per cent burns to their body at a carol concert.

The school was found guilty after a trial following an incident at a church on 11 December 2019.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Wider Curriculum


Attachment theory: assessing parental mentalisation.

Advice from Community Care Inform’s guide to applying the principles of attachment theory to social work assessments

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


‘Failing’ council adults’ services will not be turned over to independent trusts

Government intervention system for struggling adult social care departments will allow ministers to direct councils to make improvement or take over specific functions but not to outsource their services

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Government quizzes adult social workers on working conditions

First national survey of adult social care workforce seeks views on experience of issues such as pay, hours and training, to inform future policy

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


‘How to leave home visits on time – and when not to’

A social worker details how she learned to set boundaries when visiting families so that she could retain a work-life balance

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)


Legal analysis: the Supreme Court’s verdict on ordinary residence and mental health aftercare

Tim Spencer-Lane assesses the court's ruling on determining responsibility for aftercare when people are placed out of area and then detained again under the Mental Health Act 1983

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins)

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