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Quest News Issue 35 - 16th May 2022




‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’


This issue contains 5 hours 25 minutes of Off-the-Job Training that you can log if:

  • It is relevant to your apprenticeship

  • You read/watch or complete the activity during your normal work hours


National Children’s Day UK 2022 May 15

National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.


It’s a day of celebration, but it’s also a great opportunity for councils, local services, community groups, sports clubs, schools, charities, families, carers – anyone involved with children – to raise awareness about projects they are running or things they care about.

https://www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com/


(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins – if you run any events this can also be added as an additional amount)

Dementia Action / Awareness Week 2022 May 16 - May 22

Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. In 2022, the Week will take place on 16 – 22 May.

Stand up for your loved ones this Dementia Action Week

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week


(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins – if you run any events this can also be added as an additional amount)

Learning At Work Week 2022 May 16 - May 22

Learning at Work Week 2021 takes place between 16th and 22nd May.

LAWW focuses on our human capacity to learn, how we can be great lifelong learners and the importance of connection and community for empowered people and dynamic organisations.

https://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/pages/news/category/learning-at-work-week


(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 30 mins – if you run any events this can also be added as an additional amount)

Position of Trust Offences to be extended (Home Office)

The government has announced that it will be extending the Position of Trust offences against children. Currently, children aged 16 and 17 are protected from inappropriate relationships from people who care from them in residential care homes, hospitals, or educational institutions. The new offence will cover adults in non-statutory setting who are coaching, teaching, training, supervising, or instructing in a sport or in religion, as defined in the amended Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The extend position of trust offence comes as a response to allegations of sexual abuse across a variety of religious and faith settings and in sport.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-bill-2021-factsheets/police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-bill-2021-positions-of-trust-factsheet


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

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency

Our Silent Emergency is a deeply personal and candid film following Roman as he explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men in the UK.

In August 2020, Roman’s life changed dramatically with the sudden and unexpected death of his best friend, radio producer Joe Lyons. This timely documentary sees Roman taking a closer look at the urgent issue of young men’s mental health, exploring why increasing numbers are taking their own lives and the reasons why so many of them never ask for help. Wanting to find some answers in a difficult time, Roman explores what can be done to encourage people to seek help, what preventative action we need to be taking, and the lasting impact mental health issues and suicide can have on friends and families. This is a film about Roman’s generation, young men and boys as they become adults, and how he himself could help add to a dialogue that might help those who are struggling in silence.

Warning contains some upsetting scenes. Deals with suicide.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p098hsv6/roman-kemp-our-silent-emergency


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

Self-harm: proposed updated guidance (NICE)

Self-harm is an umbrella term for intentional self-poisoning or self-injury, irrespective of suicidal intent and is one of the most common reasons for hospital attendance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines for managing self-harm, which will include information for schools.

Self-harm can occur at any age, but there is evidence that there has been a recent increase in self-harm among young people in England. A recent national study reported that 7.3% of girls, and 3.6% of boys, aged 11 to 16, had self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point.

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has a useful article about the draft guidance which can be accessed here:

https://www.acamh.org/blog/nice-guidelines-for-self-harm-a-new-school-of-thought/


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

Safeguarding in After-School clubs (BBC)

The BBC reported this week on safeguarding complaints it had discovered as part of an investigation. BBC News discovered 84 referrals made about incidents at after-school clubs in the past five years in England and Wales from freedom of information requests to local authorities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61325477


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

Free Cybersecurity Training

LGfL and the National Cybersecurity Centre (part of GCHQ) are offering a free cyber security training programme to raise awareness and help school staff manage some of the key cyber threats facing schools.

https://booking.lgfl.net/book/add/p/33


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

Proposed Mental Health Act overhaul included in Queen’s Speech

Proposals to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 will be considered by Parliament over the next year, the government announced today in the Queen’s Speech.

It will produce a draft bill designed to reduce the number of detentions, tackle longstanding racial disparities in the use of compulsory powers and end the detention of people on the sole grounds of them being autistic or having learning disabilities.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/05/10/proposed-mental-health-act-overhaul-included-in-queens-speech/


(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 15 mins)

#WakeUpWednesday: Online Safety for Under 5s: Ten Top Tips for Parents and Carers

For today’s pre-schoolers, digital devices are as much a part of their everyday entertainment as Lego and colouring books were for previous generations. With many parents and carers having justified concerns, however, over problems like exposure to inappropriate content and picking up unhealthy screen-time habits, online activities can be tricky to introduce.


#WakeUpWednesday guide has advice for parents and carers of younger children who are just starting to discover the excitement of exploring, playing and learning in the digital world. From general safety and security tips to suggestions on how to manage little ones’ screen time without any tears, you’re sure to find some useful – and realistic – guidance here.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/online-safety-for-under-5-s


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

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