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Quest News - Issue 40 - 21st June 2022


Happy Summer Solstice!



“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”



This bumper issuer of Quest news, we have almost 24 hours of Off-the-Job content!


Learning Disability Week 2022 June 20 - June 26

This year’s theme is Art and Creativity.

For many people with a learning disability and their families, getting creative has been a way to stay connected and positive through the challenges of last year.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/LDWeek


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


#GladToCare Awareness Week 2022 June 20 - June 24

#GladtoCare Awareness Week is a celebration to resilient care workers, following what has undeniably been a trying period for the industry. The aim is to show appreciation for the extraordinary contributions that carers make to the lives of recipients of care and reassuring families currently looking for care, and in turn resulting in improving occupancy for care providers.

https://gladtocare.com/


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


#WakeUpWednesday: What parents need to know about Twitch

Many people have never even heard of it – but for gamers, Twitch is big. On 15 June 2020, for example, 2.3 million users (a record for the platform) were using it to watch someone else play Fortnite. Quite staggering, when you consider it. Perhaps less surprising if we provide the context that Twitch is owned by Amazon and sits among the top 30 most-visited sites on the internet.


Within an online community of roughly 15 million people, however, one will invariably find a proportion of bad apples. Twitch, unfortunately, is no exception – with potential bullying and the chance of unsolicited contact from strangers among the hazards to young people. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide brings trusted adults the essential information on Twitch.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/twitch-2022


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


Surviving Ofsted: a team manager’s story

A manager shares their experience of being inspected by Ofsted, and offers tips for social workers and managers on demonstrating how you support children and families, staying confident and looking after yourself.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/06/16/surviving-ofsted-a-team-managers-story/


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


What the Health and Care Act 2022 means for social workers

Lawyer Tim Spencer-Lane provides an overview of what’s in the health and social care legislation, including the return of CQC oversight of council adult services and an end to the delayed discharge fines regime.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2021/07/14/health-care-bill-means-social-workers/


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


Why the evidence does not support multi-agency child protection units’

The Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson review's call for specialist safeguarding units risks exacerbating a "culture of investigation" that has built up over the past decade, says social work academic Andy Bilson

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/06/10/why-the-evidence-does-not-support-multi-agency-child-protection-units/


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


SSSQ Safeguarding App

"Quizzes to improve safeguarding knowledge for all staff and governors. ​An analysis tool to identify gaps"

If you download the App, you then click on “Free and Samples” section – then click the down arrow to change the type of quiz you want to try i.e. Acronyms, Terminology etc. there are 13 to choose from.

https://www.schoolstaffsafeguardingquiz.co.uk/


(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 15 mins per quiz - up to 3 hours 15 minutes for all quizzes)


Safer Recruitment: Searching an online presence

The latest update to Keeping Children safe in Education for September 2022 says that schools 'should consider carrying out an online search' for shortlisted candidates.

https://www.tes.com/magazine/analysis/general/kcsie-2022-23-update-10-changes-schools-need-know


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


New CEOP Resources (11-18 Year Olds)

The CEOP Education Team are busy and lots of changes are happening which includes getting rid of old, outdated resources. One of these changes is a new online resource for young people (11-18) to provide information and guidance across 7 categories including relationships, socialising online, abuse and more.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_18


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


Anything you notice can help a child at risk

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect. Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.

https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/


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


Money Mules

Money Mule activity, is a fast growing and prolific problem in school, college and university environments; it is a key facilitator for online fraud, other cyber related and traditional crime. It relies on access to bank accounts in order to cash out funds stolen or obtained through crime by Organised Criminal Networks (OCG’s). We are finding that young people are often targeted to provide access to their accounts either on the promise of a share of the funds or by coercion. For more information and tips on how to keep safe please see the attached pdf document.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/money-muling


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


Looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves: for teachers and professionals

Children’s susceptibility to high temperatures varies; those under 4 years of age, who are overweight, or who are taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects. Some children with disabilities or complex health needs may be more susceptible to high temperatures. The school nurse, community health practitioner, family health visitor or the child’s specialist health professional may be able to advise on the particular needs of the individual child. Support staff should be made aware of the risks and how to manage them. Further information about supporting children with medical condition can be found at the Department for Education website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england/looking-after-children-and-those-in-early-years-settings-during-heatwaves-for-teachers-and-professionals


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


Developing a positive working culture for supporting disabled children and young people with severe complex needs

Disabled children and young people need social care, education and health practitioners to work together to ensure their views, life goals, ambitions and preferences are at the centre of planning and decision-making. A positive workplace culture makes this more likely.

https://www.scie.org.uk/integrated-care/ways-of-working/joint-working/supporting-disabled-children


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


Childhood Trauma and the Brain

This resource is designed to help professionals and carers understand the latest neuroscience research on childhood abuse and neglect, with insights and advice from clinicians, teachers, and social workers on how to put your learning into practice.

https://uktraumacouncil.org/resources/childhood-trauma-and-the-brain?cn-reloaded=1


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


East Grinstead care home fined £1.5m over choking death

A care home provider has been fined £1.5m after a resident choked to death at a West Sussex home.

https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-61757206.amp


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


Changing for PE and swimming

A few questions have come up recently with regard to children and changing, whether in school or in swimming pools.

The NSPCC has updated guidance around changing rooms here: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/safeguarding-considerations-changing-rooms

Further information can be found here from the Child Protection in Sport unit: https://thecpsu.org.uk/resource-library/best-practice/safe-use-of-changing-facilities/


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


UK healthcare staff call in sick to avoid using car as cost of fuel soars, union says

Low-paid health and care workers cannot afford to fill tanks, head of Unison warns

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/09/uk-healthcare-staff-call-in-sick-to-avoid-using-car-as-cost-of-fuel-soars-union-says


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


Tackling Modern Slavery: An Introduction

Develop your knowledge of modern slavery and how businesses and consumers play a crucial role in tackling this global issue.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/tackling-modern-slavery-an-introduction?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fl_marketing&utm_term=220615_GNL___


(Completing this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Duration 6 weeks 2 hours a week - total of 12 hours)


Effective supervision: A practical guide for adult social care managers and supervisors Course

Effective supervision A practical guide for adult social care managers and supervisors Online Training Overview. This free online care training course will give an overview of effective supervision to ensure staff competency and aid staff in delivering high-quality care and support.

https://caredemy.co.uk/product/effective-supervision-a-practical-guide-for-adult-social-care-managers-and-supervisors-online-course/


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


Social care commissioning beyond COVID-19

Members of SCIE's Co-production Network helped review SCIE's COVID-19 commissioning guides in November 2021. Their insights are reflected through the updated guides.

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/commissioning/talking-about-covid-commissioning


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


What is Elder Abuse and what are the signs?

As we mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Hourglass - the UK’s only charity focused on the issue, is urging friends and family to look out for the tell-tale signs in older relatives. The charity, founded almost 30-years ago, has produced a quick guide to make people aware of subtle signs of abuse and neglect.

https://wearehourglass.org/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day-15th-june-2022-what-elder-abuse-and-what-are-signs


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


TV Star Inspires People with Learning Disabilities in Charity’s Special Inspiration Session

Actor and reporter, Ruben Reuter, inspired people with care and support needs across the UK to follow their dreams, in a special virtual ‘Meet & Greet’ hosted by one of Britain’s biggest social care charities, Community Integrated Care.

https://thecareruk.com/tv-star-inspires-people-with-learning-disabilities-in-charitys-special-inspiration-session/


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


Heatwave: Temperature in the workplace

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHSE/bulletins/31c985c


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