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  • Matthew Paminter

Monday News Issue 132- 17th June 2024


“You are the author of your own story, if you don’t like where this story is going, its ok to start a new one”

 

Events this week:

June 17th- June 23rd- Refugee Week 2024

June 17th- June 23rd- Learning Disability Week 2024

June 18th- Autistic Pride Day

June 20th – National Clean Air Day 2024

June 21st- June 27th- Love Your Lungs Week 2024

June 23rd- Public Service Day

June 23rd- International Widows Day 2024

 

Legislation/Regulation of the week

The Education Act 1996

The Education Act addressed the need for statutory education guidance that covered compulsory school age and the role of local authorities in providing education for children. It also stated that it is the responsibility for parents or guardians to ensure that their child is in full time education when they are the outline compulsory age. Said education should fulfil the requirements of the child is they have any special needs, too.

 (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

Mbappe

What makes Kylian Mbappé so special? 

From tough Paris suburbs to the pinnacle of football, this exploration of Mbappé’s once-in-a-generation talent uncovers the influences and opportunities that led him to becoming one of the best players in the world and a cultural icon. 

Fascinating insight from former French legends Thierry Henry and Hugo Lloris, current manager Didier Deschamps and former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger bring to life both Mbappé’s career-changing struggles and his phenomenal successes. 

Delving deep into his upbringing in the Parisian suburb of Bondy, friends and coaches share their memories of Kylian’s early flair and the grounding influence of his parents, while Henry’s insights on the prestigious Clairefontaine academy and Manchester City star Bernardo Silva’s recollections of Kylian’s arrival in the Monaco first team, reveal how a teenage Mbappé was able to hone his drive and talent. 

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

 

Event of the week/month

Learning Disability Week 2024

In 2024, Learning Disability Week will take place from the 17th-23rd June. The event is organised every year by the learning disability charity, Mencap. It aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities by raising awareness about important issues, fighting stigma and discrimination, and raising funds for outreach and support programs. As such, Learning Disability Week will be close to the hearts of many teachers, parents, and other educators.

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


Safeguarding & ED & I


Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2024: summary of changes

The Department for Education (DfE) published an updated draft version of the statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) in May 2024.1

Keeping children safe in education 2024 is currently for information only, pending publication of the final version, which is expected to come into force in September 2024.

The guidance sets out what schools and colleges in England must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

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

 

Child protection plan and register statistics

If a child is considered to be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm the local authority will make them the subject of a child protection plan (in England) or add them to a child protection register (in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).

We’ve created a series of factsheets pulling together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.

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

 

Time to talk about porn: the link between viewing legal adult pornography and online child sexual abuse

Opinions about legal adult pornography are often polarised. Some people claim it is a self-centred activity that impairs sexuality with a partner and fosters unhealthy sexual attitudes. Others say it is a modern way of expressing sexuality. But through our work, we hear a different side of the story. Every year, we speak to hundreds of men who tell us that legal adult pornography contributes to problems in their intimate and wider relationships, their social and work lives, and their view of themselves. Most significantly, we hear that legal adult pornography sometimes contributes to them viewing illegal sexual images of under-18s.

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

 

First ever adoption support map for birth families launched

Today, Family Rights Group has launched a new interactive map of support services for birth families – parents and relatives of children who have been adopted, are being adopted or may be adopted. This map is the first of its kind in England and will help thousands of families find the critical support they need.

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

 

Care for Every Child: Unaccompanied children accommodated by the Home Office

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK) has published a briefing on unaccompanied children in the UK. The briefing sets out the legal judgements, outcomes and remaining challenges around caring for these children. Recommendations include a call for the UK Government to conduct an inquiry into the use of hotel accommodation for unaccompanied children.

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

 

Podcast: Supporting d/Deaf children — putting the child at the centre of decision making

Language and communication barriers faced by d/Deaf children and young people can manifest in a way that increases safeguarding risk. It's important that there are professionals who can understand and communicate with a child or young person if they need to report or disclose any issues they are experiencing.

In this podcast episode, a panel of experts from the Social Workers with Deaf Children and Professionals Working Group explore how the differing language and communication needs of d/Deaf children can affect their safety and the child protection support they receive.

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

 

Health & Safety

 

Michael Mosley: 4 habits that changed his life

In today’s episode, Jonathan is joined by medical doctor, journalist, and presenter Michael Mosley, alongside ZOE regular Tim Spector, to discuss Michael’s four key habits to improve our health. 

Michael’s latest book, Just One Thing, explores these habits. It's seen him speak to singing scientists and eccentric icemen, healthy habit experts and evangelists. And of course, being Michael, he tried out every habit himself.

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

 

8 tips to help reduce your cancer risk at any age

Cancer in people under 50 has been increasing since the 1990s - and has risen by 79% over the last thirty years. Changes in diet and other lifestyle factors are playing a big part in this rise. We explore the lifestyle habits thought to be most important in reducing your risk of cancer.  "It's never been more important to actively take steps to reduce your cancer risk," says Heather Mackey, senior director of cancer prevention and early detection for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. "It is thought that up to 40% of cancers are linked to lifestyle factors that we can control."

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

 

Health and safety – Getting it right in early years settings

Every child deserves the best possible start in life, with the opportunity to develop in an environment both safe and secure.

Parents who use early years services should be able to do so with the utmost confidence that their children will be getting the best possible experiences and are protected from harm at all times.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)‘s safeguarding and welfare requirements is the framework that provides this assurance.

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

 

‘Obesity crisis’ is making people too sick to work, warns IPPR

Obesity is contributing to rising economic inactivity levels in the UK and is making workers less productive, says the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which is calling for government intervention to crack down on ultra-processed foods and create an “obesity-free generation”.

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

 

Wider Curriculum

 

Spiking- calls for legal reform

Spiking is against the law and anyone who commits this crime faces up to ten years in prison. A victim does not need to be assaulted for it to constitute a crime. The simple act of adding something to a drink or injecting someone with a needle - ‘needle spiking’ (without their knowledge or consent) is enough to be illegal. Calls have been made to Parliament to bring forward a legislative amendment in the Criminal Justice Bill to modernise the language of the current offence(s) which may help increase public awareness of the illegality of spiking and encourage the reporting of such incidents.

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

 

Victims Code: Supporting victims of crime to understand the criminal justice system

The Victims’ Code is a practical and useful guide for victims of crime to understand what they can expect from the criminal justice system. It sets out the minimum level of service that victims should receive in England and Wales.

While the Victims and Prisoners Bill details four key principles that the Code must reflect and sets the framework that the Code must follow, the detail of how and when the services are to be provided to victims sits in the Code itself.

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

 

Popular Platforms You Should Know About: Poster

This essential resource is designed for caregivers and professionals to stay informed about the latest online platforms that children are using. Packed with insights into how these platforms operate and potential risks, this guide provides practical tips for ensuring children's online safety. Download your copy today and equip yourself with the knowledge to protect and support our children in navigating the digital world safely this summer.

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


Gaming Increasingly Seen as Form of Personal Expression

The increasing recognition of gaming as a form of personal expression among children today has significant implications for safe gaming practices. According to Fandom's 4th Annual Inside Gaming report, around 60% of gamers emphasize self-expression through gameplay, with games like "Minecraft," "Roblox," and "Fortnite" leading this trend by fostering creativity and world-building.

As more children use video games as a means of self-expression and identity exploration, it becomes crucial for caregivers to ensure they engage in safe gaming habits. Monitoring content is a fundamental aspect of this, as caregivers should regularly check the games their children play to ensure they are age-appropriate and do not contain harmful or inappropriate content.

Moreover, setting boundaries is essential. Establishing clear guidelines for gaming time and content helps children develop healthy habits and balance gaming with other activities. The study also highlights that 46% of gamers cite creation and imagination as their top reason for playing, indicating a growing importance of gaming as a safe space for many individuals.

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

 

Sustainability


What simple actions can people take to reduce their carbon footprints?

Stopping climate change is nothing like fighting a T-Rex, but running away is not an option and we need to confront it. Are we going to do that with personal actions? Or collective ones? The climate crisis will not be resolved by personal actions alone. It’s what we do together that makes the biggest difference.

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

 

The 6 Ws: a climate and nature checklist for the 2024 general election

A general election is happening on Thursday 4 July, and political parties will soon launch their manifestos, telling voters what they’ll do if they win.

With people struggling to get by and climate disasters already wrecking lives around the world, there’s a lot on the line this year.

The good news is, the solutions to climate change and nature loss are ready to go. Now, more than ever, we just need a government that will deliver them to put the needs of the people and our planet first.

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

 

EURO 2024: Sustainability in action

With UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany, UEFA's vision is to be the reference in terms of event sustainability for the world of sports and a driving force for sustainable development within the German and European football ecosystem and society.

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

 

An Idiot’s guide to change the world- Oceans: Seaweed will save us (E1)

In ‘An Idiot’s Guide to Saving the World’, Gail Gallie and Loyiso Madinga will take you on a journey across the globe to meet the people on the frontline; those who are affected and those making a difference. They demystify the gloomy narrative and harness some optimism to leave you feeling empowered and armed with ideas. No finger-wagging, crusading or catastrophising, but a fun and fascinating dive into how we can play our own parts in saving the world. In episode 1, Loyiso and Gail take a deep dive into Goal 14 by exploring the impact of rising sea levels, who are being affected and what we can do to protect them.

 


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

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