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  • Matthew Paminter

Monday News Issue 120- 19th February


“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’”




Events this week:

February 19th- February 23rd - Emotional Health Week 2024 

February 19th- February 25th - Cancer Prevention Week 2024

February 20th- National Love Your Pet Day 2024

February 22nd- World Thinking Day 2024

February 24th- Emotional Health Day 2024

 

Legislation/Regulation of the week

Code of practise for sports coaches

We know that coaching encourages people to start in sport and physical activity, improves enjoyment, maintains engagement, improves fitness, develops skills and builds lifelong connections to sport and activity. This means that coaches, leaders and instructors play a critical role in the development of any sport  or activity, and in the lives of the people they coach. Good coaches ensure participants have positive experiences, so they are more likely to continue and achieve their potential.

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

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

 

Videos of the week

Making sense of Cancer with Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry, a professor of maths, is used to investigating the world around her through numbers. When she's diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 36, she starts to interrogate the way we diagnose and treat cancer by digging into the statistics to ask whether we are making the right choices in how we treat this disease. Are we sometimes too quick to screen and treat cancer? Do doctors always speak to us honestly about the subject? It may seem like a dangerous question to ask, but are we at risk of overmedicalising cancer? In an award-winning documentary, Hannah records her own cancer journey in raw and emotional personal footage, where the realities of life after a cancer diagnosis are laid bare.  

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

 

Event of the week/month

Emotional Health Week 2024

Emotional Health Week is an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of emotional health. This week-long event aims to promote how good emotional health can support everyone, particularly when faced with the ups and downs of life. You can get involved in this year’s Emotional Health Week by doing something for your own emotional health. You can mark the week by spending some time either by yourself or with others to focus on your emotional health.

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


Safeguarding & ED & I

Supporting children when someone is dying 

Generally, parents or main carers are the best people to talk about sad news with their children, but if they are unable to do this then a close relative or caring adult known to the child would be most helpful. Sometimes, however, this difficult task falls to the health professional caring for the person who is dying. Information needs to be sensitively explained as soon as possible so that the children don’t inadvertently find out from someone else or are left for hours anxiously wondering what has happened or trying to make sense of overheard conversations.

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


Faith & Religious Bullying

 Faith and religious bullying are when people are mean or hurt you on purpose because of your faith or religion. This could be by classmates friends or relatives. It's wrong for anyone to hurt, tease, ignore, threaten, tell jokes or call people names. It's bullying and no one has to cope on their own.

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

 

Almost half of children and three quarters of parents and carers are worried about safety risks amidst fast-paced technological developments such as AI.

Research launched for Safer Internet Day reveals that young people are excited about changes in online technology but express the need for conversation and better support. Three quarters (74%) of parents and carers, and just under half (45%) of children have worries about safety as developments with artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and new social media apps continue to accelerate

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

 

Supporting racially minoritized young people transitioning to adulthood

Young people turning 18 in the justice system face a steep cliff edge. Cumulative impacts of disadvantage and discrimination mean racially minoritized children are disproportionately likely to be criminalised and experience this transition, and to do so with unmet needs.

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

 

Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

Ofsted has sent surveys to social care providers to find out about the experiences of the children, parents, staff and professionals involved. The survey has been sent to social care providers and aims to inform future inspections and understand people’s experiences with providers. The survey will close on 24 March 2024.

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

 

Sudden Child Deaths: The Search for Answers: Video

The BBC has released a new Panorama episode focusing on sudden unexplained deaths in children in the UK. The documentary explores how this sometimes results in accusations of harm and examines relevant research.

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

 

Health & Safety

Every Mind Matters- NHS

There are little things we can all do to lift our mood or ease our anxiety – we need to find what works for us. This could be as simple as taking a walk in nature, prioritising our sleep or opening up to a friend. Our little thing, if we keep doing it, will make a big difference to how we feel.

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

 

Three ways to overcome social anxiety: Video

Anxiety feels different for everyone, so you could also feel something completely different. It’s also normal to have times when you feel more and less anxious. Almost everyone gets anxious sometimes, but if your anxiety is stopping you from being able to live your life or do things you normally enjoy then it’s important to get support.

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

 

Young-onset dementia is linked to health and lifestyle, as well as genetics

Many of us fear dementia, not to mention developing it while we're young, but little is known about whether we can prevent it. However, a breakthrough study has identified 15 significant factors linked to young-onset dementia, which develops before the age of 65. And many of these are influenced by your health and lifestyle choices.

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

 

Amazon France fined £32m over ‘excessively intrusive’ system for monitoring employees

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has fined Amazon France Logistique €32m over its ‘excessively intrusive’ system for monitoring employee activity and performance. The French authority says it undertook several investigations into Amazon France Logistique’s practices in its warehouses after being alerted by articles in the press and receiving some complaints from employees.

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


Wider Curriculum

Social Workers guilt over unmet needs

Good social work practice heavily depends both on practitioners’ skills and knowledge and the support and resources available to them. But the latter is often severely lacking.

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

 

1 in 4 young women fear being fire over sexual harassment

The survey by the charity Young Women's Trust revealed that just 6% of young women who have been sexually harassed at work say they have reported it. This is despite TUC research showing that 63% of young women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. When asked what would put them off reporting such behaviour, one in five said they feared being given fewer hours at work and one in three said they do not know how to report sexual harassment.

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

 

Are social workers given adequate support after traumatic events at work?

In January, a social worker discovered the bodies of two-year-old Bronson Battersby and his father, Kenneth, at their home, after making multiple attempts to reach them. The heart-breaking and traumatic experience led to the practitioner, from Lincolnshire County Council, taking time off to recover. we asked social workers whether the support in place for work-related trauma was adequate

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


A day in the life of a safeguarding team manager

A children's team manager describes a Friday spent juggling meetings and emails while helping an NQSW engage a boy in her first child protection case and another practitioner ensure a young person's safe return home.

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

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