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  • Matthew Paminter

Monday News Issue 121- 26th February

"It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change"



Events this week:

February 28th- March 5th – Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024

February 28th- March 5th – Rare Disease Day 2024

March 1st- Self Injury/ Harm Awareness Day 2024

March 1st- Employee Appreciation Day 2024

 

Legislation/Regulation of the week

The Duty of Candour: Guidance for providers

 The duty of candour is a general duty to be open and transparent with people receiving care from you. It applies to every health and social care provider that CQC regulates. The duty of candour requires registered providers and registered managers (known as ‘registered persons’) to act in an open and transparent way with people receiving care or treatment from them.

(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

Help

Drama set in a fictional Liverpool care home in spring 2020. A carer (Jodie Comer) who bonds with a patient is put to the test in horrific circumstances as the Covid-19 pandemic hits.

(Watching this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 100 mins)

 

Event of the week/month

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a moment for all to reflect on eating disorders, tackle stigma, and learn how we can address and overcome barriers to ensure that recovery becomes possible for all. The theme for Eating Disorders Awareness Week is set by UK eating disorders charity, Beat. Over the years, they have inspired the sector to look at themes such as medical training in eating disorders, the binge eating disorder diagnosis, and spotlighted diversity in eating disorders to overcome harmful myths and stereotypes. It’s important to know that you are not alone if you are experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder.

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


Safeguarding & ED & I

Quality of life toolkit

The primary purpose of the quality of life tool is to improve CQC's ability to consistently identify and take appropriate regulatory action in services that fail or are failing to meet the needs, aspirations and skills development of people with a learning disability and/or autistic people. The tool looks at how well people's care plans are delivered in practice.

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

 

Safeguarding in football

In this episode our host Carly Danes is joined by the Designated Safeguarding Office for Hertfordshire Football Association's, Gemma. Join us as we learn about Safeguarding systems in county level Football.

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

 

Across the country, young people are being manipulated, sexually abused, forced to launder money and deal drugs. Exploitation isn't obvious. But it happens everywhere. And you can stop it. Get to know the signs of child exploitation and how to report it through our award-winning #LookCloser campaign with the British Transport Police and National County Lines Coordination Centre. 

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

 

New Intimate Image abuse laws come into effect

As of January 31st 2024, reformed intimate image laws have come into force across England and Wales, making it easier to charge and convict someone of sharing or threatening to share intimate images without consent. The updated and long-awaited amendments have been introduced as part of the Online Safety Act, and will see legislation involving intimate image abuse be included in the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The amendments will make a significant difference to those impacted by intimate image abuse, broadening the scope of intimate image offences, and removing the current requirements for the prosecution to prove that perpetrators shared sexual images or films to cause distress.

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

 

Safeguarding young apprentices: your future business stars

Welcoming new, young apprentices to your business can be an exciting time for all, but protecting these potential future star employees requires thinking about their needs as young people and not just work colleagues Apprenticeships are a great way for forward-thinking organisations to connect with ambitious young people. Your organisation will have spent a lot of time, effort and money attracting the right candidates, but for everyone to get the most out of the experience you’ll want to make sure they stay safe and well once they’re part of the team. Protecting these new team members doesn’t just mean making them aware of health and safety procedures or workplace hazards. Young people are often more vulnerable to abuse, neglect and harm in their working and personal lives, so it’s important that you and your organisation know what you need to do to look after your new apprentices.

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


Deaf children and children who have disabilities: learning from case reviews

d/Deaf children and children who have disabilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect compared with their peers. Case reviews show that professionals don’t always recognise or understand the signs that d/Deaf children and children who have disabilities are experiencing abuse. This can result in safeguarding concerns being missed.

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

 

Health & Safety

Managing work-related Stress for Public Services: Webinar

The NHS, social care, criminal justice, education and neighbourhood services are widely recognised as reporting high levels of ill-health due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Employers have a legal duty to protect workers from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it. HSE will be presenting a free, hour-long, knowledge-sharing webinar on managing and controlling work-related stress focused on Public Services. In the webinar you will hear from experts about the HSE stress Management Standards, how to approach a stress risk assessment, resources and how the HSE Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) could help your organisation.

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

 

Exercise even better than anti-depressants at treating depression, study finds

Some forms of exercise are just as good as therapy and even better than anti-depressants at treating depression, according to a new study. Walking, jogging, yoga and strength training appeared to be more effective than other types of exercise, according to a major new analysis prompting academics to say they should be a "core treatment" for the condition. The more vigorous the exercise, the better, according to a research team led by academics in Australia, but even low intensity exercises such as walking and yoga had meaningful benefits. The effect of exercise appeared superior to anti-depressants, according to the study which has been published in The BMJ.

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

 

Cost-of-living is still causing widespread mental distress, new data shows

The Mental Health Foundation is issuing a stark warning about the persistent levels of mental distress due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, with fears that sustained financial strain is driving an ongoing cycle of despair for many people across the UK.

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

 

Modern technology results in improved Workplace Safety

Technology has become an essential aspect of almost all industries, speeding up processes and improving efficiency. On the other hand, technology isn’t one size fits all. What works for one industry won’t work for another, especially when it comes to safety. 

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


Wider Curriculum

How to improve your self-esteem and be kinder to yourself

We all have days when we don't feel good about ourselves, and it is rare to find someone who is confident all the time. But when we persistently have low self-esteem, it can have a harmful effect on our lives and mental wellbeing. Self-esteem is how we value ourselves and when we have healthy self-esteem, we generally feel positive about ourselves and our lives. When our self-esteem is low, it can leave us feeling worthless, undeserving of happiness or low in confidence, which can affect our health, work and relationships.

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

 

Children’s practitioners face duty to report sexual abuse

Staff and volunteers working with children will face a duty to report child sexual abuse they are aware of, the government announced yesterday. Those who fail to fulfil the mandatory reporting duty face being referred to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and potentially banned from working with children. Also, it will be a criminal offence to intentionally block others from reporting CSA, punishable by up to seven years in prison.

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

 

Mental health trust ignored staff concerns for years before Panorama exposed abuse, finds review

Mental health trust leaders ignored staff concerns over the safety of services at a hospital over many years before abuse was uncovered there in 2022, a damning review has found. Managers, in some cases, reprimanded workers who raised concerns about issues such as unsafe staffing levels at the Edenfield Centre, creating a “toxic” culture that enabled the abuse exposed by BBC Panorama to take place, concluded the inquiry.

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

 

Problem gambling: how to recognise the warning signs

Gambling disorder is often referred to as the “hidden addiction”. While problems accompanying excessive substance, use tend to eventually show themselves, many gamblers manage to keep their difficulties hidden, even from close family, while developing and maintaining significant gambling-related problems.

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

 

 

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