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  • Matthew Paminter

Monday News Issue 115- 15th January 2024


“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”


 

Events this week:

January 15th- Blue Monday 2024

January 15th- Martin Luther King Day 2024

January 16th – National Religious Freedom Day 2024

January 21st- World Religious Day 2024

January 21st- National Hug Day 2024

 

Legislation/Regulation of the week

Working together to Safeguard Children 2023

Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable, and loving home. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support. This requires individuals, agencies, and organisations to be clear about their own and each other’s roles and responsibilities, and how they work together.

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

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

 

Videos of the week

Safeguarding Children: The journey from referral to response

No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

(Watching this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 80 mins)

 

Event of the week/month

World Religious Day 2024

World Religion Day is a time to celebrate the culture and diversity of all world religions. World Religion Day occurs annually on the third Sunday of January and was first established by members of the Bahá’í faith. Based on their core principles, World Religion Day exists to promote interfaith understanding and harmony. When celebrating World Religion Day, remember it is a time of awareness and peace. 

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


Safeguarding & ED & I

Online Harm: protecting children and young people

Accessing and engaging with harmful content online can be damaging to children’s wellbeing, leaving them scared and confused. It can also influence their behaviour or what they believe. But what is harmful content? And what can we do to help keep children safe from online harm?

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

 

Looking after your wellbeing as a safeguarding professional

With the average UK employee spending over 80,000 hours working in their lifetime, looking after our wellbeing at work is really important. There are a variety of factors in the workplace which might influence how happy or well we feel. For instance, working environment, management and colleagues, progression opportunities, working hours and shift patterns, workload and safety, personal circumstances, and whether a workplace culture aligns with our own values, can all influence our time at work and our overall happiness.

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

 

Equality Law at work- what to expect in 2024

There are a number of legal changes expected in the area of UK workplace equality. Some are intended to enhance the protections already afforded to workers, whilst others aim to introduce new rights and protections. Amongst them, is a new right for carers to take time off and a proactive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment.

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


How childhood trauma affects child brain development

Our brains develop from before birth and into adulthood. But there are key ‘sensitive periods’ during early childhood and adolescence where children and young people’s brains are more affected by positive or negative experiences. What happens in a child or young person’s life during these periods can have a significant effect on their brain development. Positive experiences throughout childhood help to build healthy brains, while experiencing childhood trauma and abuse can harm a child’s brain development.

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

 

Panorama- Care workers under pressure: Video

Panorama investigates a care home short of staff, where external medical professionals report seeing residents neglected, and overseas staff complain of being exploited.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 50 mins)

 

Health & Safety

The surprising ways stress can affect your body

Whether it's due to a busy family life or a chaotic workload, we all experience stress and it can play havoc with our health and well-being. It's natural to feel stressed at times and in short bursts, it can be positive and help keep us alert and focused. But long-term stress can not only trigger or exacerbate mental health issues, it can also damage our physical health too.

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

 

Guidance on working in cold and wintry weather

Working outdoors in hot or cold environments for long periods of time can affect workers’ health. There are practical steps you can take to keep people as comfortable as possible when working in the cold.

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


Mind to Mind

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or low, or having problems sleeping or dealing with grief – find out how you can improve your mental wellbeing by hearing what others have found helpful.

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


How a damaging work culture can affect Mental Health: Podcast

Elitsa Dermendzhiyska talks about how she burned out due to a damaging culture in the start-up world she was working in, along with the power of sharing stories. Elitsa discusses the importance of looking after ourselves in and out of work and also the power of sharing stories in mental health.

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


Wider Curriculum

How to keep on top of CPD

Keeping CPD up to date not only enables members to maintain their professional competence, but also ensures peer and public confidence. Fulfilling this CPD requirement not only shows that members are committed to their ongoing learning, it also demonstrates their professional competence.

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

 

Help Older workers stay in work

For the first time in decades, the employment rate of over-50s has fallen, with older people leaving the workforce in huge numbers. But recent figures show that, over the past year, the UK employment rate of people aged between 50 and 64 has fallen for the first time since the mid-1990s – dropping by 0.3%.

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

 

Moving on from Ofsted: Podcast

Sharmeen Ziauddin, assistant careers editor at Community Care, speaks to staff from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council. In 2021, Ofsted rated BCP Council’s children’s services as inadequate. However, many monitoring visits later, the provision to children and families, as recognised by Ofsted, has vastly improved.

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

 

Tips for dealing with difficult conversations

Taking a strengths-based approach to practice does not exclude the need to engage in difficult conversations. Regardless of their beginning point, many difficult conversations reach the point of ‘what next’ or ‘what now’. It can be helpful to end a difficult conversation by focusing on the future and providing a clear picture of what happens next for the person or what other possibilities might be explored.

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

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