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Monday News Issue 128- 13th April 2024

“When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born”



Events this week:

May 12th- May 18th-  ME Awareness Week 2024

May 13th- Writing for Health & Healing Day 2024

May 13th- May 19th- Food Allergy Awareness Week 2024

May 13th- May 19th- Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

May 13th- May 19th- Dementia Action/Awareness Week 2024

May 13th- May 19th- Learning at Work Week 2024

May 15th- June 15th- Tourette’s Awareness Month 2024

May 19th- National Children’s Day 2024

 

Legislation/Regulation of the week

The Mental Health Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into force in 2007. It is designed to protect and restore power to those vulnerable people who may lack capacity to make certain decisions, due to the way their mind is affected by illness or disability, or the effects of drugs or alcohol. It covers decisions about day-to-day things like what to wear or what to buy for the weekly shop, or serious life-changing decisions like whether to move into a care home or have major surgery.

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

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

 

Videos of the week

Roman Kemp: The Fight for young lives

On a daily basis, Roman Kemp is contacted by young people who are struggling. With people turning to him for advice, he’s questioning whether or not there is a worsening mental health crisis and asking if these young people should be offered more support in their own communities. 

This documentary follows Roman as he immerses himself in schools, youth centres and treatment settings around the country, meets with experts and charities, and visits the Houses of Parliament to try to understand the potential solutions for improving the mental health of young people in the UK today.

 (Watching this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 90 mins)

 

Event of the week/month

Learning at Work Week 2024

Learning at Work Week (LAW Week) is a unique annual event to build learning cultures at work. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development. 

LAW Week is a week for everyone. LAW Week is designed so all organisations can take part. Workplaces of all sizes, sectors and types run events, including multinationals, SMEs, charities, public sector organisations and government departments. 

Organisations and individuals report a wide range of opportunities, benefits and impact including:

Changing attitudes to learning and work: More positive and improved perceptions of learning and development both at business and individual level leading to increased motivation and productivity. Appreciation of wider opportunities for learning both at and outside of work.

Greater awareness of opportunities to learn: Increased knowledge and understanding of the opportunities for learning and development all year round and what they can deliver for the business and individual.

Greater employee engagement with learning: Employees switched back onto learning and motivated, increased take up of learning and development opportunities.

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


Safeguarding & ED & I


County Lines & Criminal Exploitation- #LookCloser

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. Together we can protect children from this abuse.

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

 

Care homes in England reject vulnerable children to protect Ofsted ratings

Some care homes in England are refusing to take children with complex needs because they are worried it might affect their Ofsted inspection ratings, fuelling concern that vulnerable young people in the social care system are having to wait months or even years for a stable home.

Last month, an Ofsted report said nine out of 10 councils often struggle to find homes for children with complex needs, with some local authorities having to resort to unregistered placements as an alternative to registered care homes.

Demand for care home placements is outstripping supply, with rising numbers of children in care, many care homes only having a small number of places and new settings often opening hundreds of miles from where they are most needed.

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

 

Online safety rules: what you need to know

Ofcom is the regulator for online safety in the UK, under the Online Safety Act. Our job is to make sure online services, like sites and apps, meet their duties to protect their users. Our role is to make sure that regulated services take appropriate steps to protect their users. We don’t require companies to remove particular posts, images or videos, or to remove particular accounts. Our job is to build a safer life online by improving the systems companies use to prevent harm.

We will have a range of tools to make sure services follow the rules. After consulting on them, we will set codes of practice and give guidance on how services can comply with their duties.

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

 

Hate Crime

The law recognises five types of hate crime on the basis of:

·        Race

·        Religion 

·        Disability

·        Sexual orientation 

·        Transgender identity

Any crime can be prosecuted as a hate crime if the offender has either:

demonstrated hostility based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity

Or

been motivated by hostility based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity

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

 

Why language matters: how referring to online ‘friends’ can mask safeguarding concerns

Friendships are an important part of life for any child, allowing them to feel connected, understood, and cared for.

Children are placing increasing value on the internet as a place to form and maintain friendships.1 But meeting and connecting with others online also comes with risks, including potential grooming and online abuse.

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

 

Understanding violence between girls

Practitioners at our No Knife Better Life networks were reporting an increased frequency and severity of violence between girls. This is a different story to what the statistics are portraying, therefore we felt that we needed to speak to young girls and woman to hear they're thoughts and perspectives on this. Through our small-scale qualitative research, we interviewed sixteen young woman and four practitioners, who even though lives in different places across Scotland, told a very similar story to each other. 

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

 

Health & Safety

 

Why Anxiety Is Your Superpower- Podcast

Today’s guest believes that if we can understand anxiety as part of the fight or flight stress response, we can begin to see it as an evolutionary tool for productivity. Today's clip is from episode 325 of the podcast with neuroscientist and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, Dr Wendy Suzuki. In this clip, she explains why anxiety can be your superpower.

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

 

Protecting pregnant workers and new mothers

Employers are responsible for providing a safe working environment while effectively managing risks to the health and safety of all workers, including women of a childbearing age.

You must carry out an individual risk assessment for pregnant workers and new mothers. This applies to workers who:

·        are pregnant

·        have given birth in the last 6 months, or

·        are currently breastfeeding

Some working conditions and processes can potentially harm them and/or their child so you must assess and control the risks posed in each case. This guidance applies to all new and expectant mothers. It’s important for employers to support them all equally. The legal protections outlined also apply to some transgender men, non-binary people and people with variations in sex characteristics, or who are intersex.

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

 

Sexual Violence & Relationship Abuse: Video

After experiencing sexual assault or relationship abuse, it’s hard to know how to react. You may be physically hurt, emotionally drained, or unsure what to do next. You may need medical attention or emotional support, or may be considering contacting the police, but are unsure where to start. Learning more about what steps you can take following sexual violence can help ground you during a difficult time.

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

 

Your new menopause toolkit with Dr. Mary Claire Haver & Dr. Sarah Berry: Podcast

The menopause transition can bring unexpected challenges — the effects can significantly impact daily life and long-term health. Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a board-certified gynaecologist and a menopause specialist. She's helped thousands of women in perimenopause and menopause to realise their health goals.

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 70 mins)


Wider Curriculum


Apprentice’s Rights & Responsibilities

Apprentices have the same rights as other employees. You are entitled to a contract of employment, and a minimum of 20 days paid leave each year, plus bank holidays. You will work at least 30 hours per week with your employer, and undertake part-time study through a mixture of day/block release, distance, and e-learning. 

Your employer and university, college, or training provider will set out details of what they will provide and what they expect from you as an apprentice, both as an employee and as a student, in two key documents.

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

 

‘Things have gone backwards for parents with learning disabilities’, says BASW officer

BASW's Denise Monks recalls her work in the 2000s providing specialist support to parents with learning disabilities - and how it's needed now as much as ever. Denise talked about the lack of specialist support in place for parents with learning disabilities and what needs to be done to ensure lasting change.

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

 

Social Work England committed ‘abuse of power’ in ‘punishing’ practitioner’s gender critical beliefs

Tribunal takes rare step of imposing exemplary damages on regulator for allowing its fitness to practise processes to be subverted to suppress social worker Rachel Meade's lawful speech. Social Work England carried out a “serious abuse of its power as a regulatory body” in allowing its fitness to practise (FTP) processes to be “subverted to punish and suppress” a practitioner’s protected gender critical beliefs. That was the damning verdict of an employment tribunal in a judgment issued this week.

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

 

Welcome: a guide for new refugees

The Government published an Integrated Communities Strategy action plan in February 2019. This recognised that integration is a two-way process and everyone has a part to play in upholding our shared values, both people already here and those looking to make the UK their home. Information about life in the UK is important in helping refugees and other new migrants to take advantage of the opportunities that the UK offers, and to understand the responsibilities we all have to other groups in our society.

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

 

Sustainability

 

What is Sustainability: A simple guide to a vital idea

Sustainability is a way of using resources that could continue forever. A sustain-able activity is able to be sustained without running out of resources or causing harm. If something is unsustainable, it means it’s using up resources faster than they’re being replaced. Eventually the resources will run out and the activity won’t be able to carry on. The idea of sustainability is used in a few different ways. You’ll sometimes hear about something being financially sustainable or socially sustainable. But this article will focus on environmental sustainability.

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

 

5 reasons to ditch Dove products this summer

Ahhh, summer is on its way. Time to peel back the layers and let the sun hit your skin for the first time in months. You might be about to reach for the body cream or ultra-moisturising body wash, to banish dry winter skin. You might even use some gloop made by world-famous skincare brand Dove.

But Dove’s toxic single-use plastics are causing real harm to women and children all over the world. And despite over 140,000 people demanding they stop, Dove has scaled back their environmental ambition.

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

 

Ocean Plastic Sees Staggering Increase Since 2005, Study Finds

The rate of plastic entering the oceans could accelerate 2.6 times by 2040 if left unchecked, say researchers.

The researchers took into consideration a number of factors, accounting for wind, site selection, and biases due to under-sampling. All told, the authors found a staggering rise in the abundance and distribution of surface plastics in the world's oceans, with a significant and rapid increase since 2005.

They estimate that over 170 million—up to 358 trillion—plastic particles, weighing up to 4.9 million tons, were afloat in 2019.

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

 

An Idiot’s guide to change the world- Why Mental Health Matters: Podcast (Episode 5)

The pandemic severely disrupted health services and derailed progress towards ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. It also triggered an increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression, contributing to an already growing mental health crisis. 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness every year, and nearly half of all adults will experience it at some point in their lives. 



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

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