Quest Monday News Issue 33: 25 April 2022
Updated: May 30
The invasion of Ukraine may have affected apprentice/learners in many ways in recent weeks. We would like to remind you all that if you are struggling with your own well-being, please do not hesitate to contact us in confidence. Quest Training acknowledges the importance of its apprentices/learners and is committed to promoting positive well-being.
Please call Tel: 01474 704441 or Mobile: 07873359852 (24hours) if needed.
Currently the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against all travel to Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.
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Fraud poses a major threat to the UK. It’s a crime that the finance industry is committed to tackling, but it’s also one that requires the combined efforts of every sector, both public and private, to overcome.
Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.
Looked after children
Ofsted has published a report on why children enter residential care in England. The data was collected from 113 children in 83 children’s homes in 2019. Findings include: the most common risks that led to a child moving into care were the breakdown of their previous care placement (family, foster placement, adoption placement); child sexual exploitation (CSE); going missing; criminal exploitation and staff or carers who were unable to manage their behavioural needs. Older children (those aged 14 – 15) were more likely to choose to move into a residential care home as their first choice, whereas more younger children originally had a different first plan, such as foster care. Recommendations include: a better understanding of the needs of looked after children and a national audit of the needs of children in care to research the factors and outcomes experienced by the children.
Child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse
The London Mayor’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has published a report into child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse (CAPVA) in London. Findings include: other children in the household may also be subjected to abuse or be neglected due to parental attention being focused on the child who has been displaying abusive behaviour. There is also evidence to suggest that the behavioural patterns of the child may lead to loss of support networks making them vulnerable to exploitation. Recommendations include: encouraging services to consider CAPVA in context with other child protection or safeguarding concerns, and identifying and recognising the support needs of the whole family.