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Quest News Issue 41 - 29th June 2022

“Even if you stumble, you are still moving forward”

We have got over 5 hours of care and education sector updates, news and off-the-job training for all our apprentices to use!

World Wellbeing Week 2022 June 27 - July 1

Now in its fourth year, World Wellbeing Week returns in June 2022 to provide the opportunity for participants worldwide to celebrate the many aspects of wellbeing, from meaningful, purposeful work to financial security, physical, mental and emotional health, social resilience and empathic corporate and civic leadership, community relations and care for the environment. Wellbeing has never been so important to our lives and livelihoods.

The pandemic has revealed a capacity for change, never before thought possible, with people adapting mentally and physically all over the world. It has brought with it different ways of thinking and a new-found resilience. The word on everyone’s lips has been: ‘wellbeing’. World Wellbeing Week 2022 will celebrate these universal achievements when the world came together as one.


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

Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 June 27 - July 3

Deafblindness is far more common than many people realise… around 400,000 people are affected by sight and hearing loss in the UK. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly five times! It affects everyone differently, some might need to adjust the settings on their TV or turn up the volume on the phone, and others might need assistance dogs, canes and more formal care. But for anyone affected, everyday activities can be difficult and time consuming. Imagine trying to book a doctor’s appointment, meet a friend for coffee, or even make dinner if you can’t see or hear very well.


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

Children’s Art Week 2022 June 29 - July 19


#WakeUpWednesday: What parents need to know about esports

Some 73 million people watched the League of Legends 2021 World Championship Final – which, for context, is around three-quarters of the total audience for that year’s NFL Super Bowl. So esports is demonstrably growing in popularity and credibility – in fact, video gaming will feature in next month’s Commonwealth Games as a pilot scheme, with a view to becoming a full medal event for 2026.

If we’re to see future generations of youngsters being encouraged to become esports competitors (instead of, say, footballers, swimmers or cricketers), then parents, carers and teachers will be required to become familiar with the possible pitfalls. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide this week brings you the need-to-know basics of professional esports.


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

Abuse in care

The BBC has published a news story revealing reports of grooming and sexual assault in children’s care homes in England. An investigation into one firm which runs eight homes found that: children had reported grooming and assaults by staff; and multiple allegations of child-on-child sexual abuse were made. The news story includes a response from the Children’s Commissioner for England who explains that the entire system needs radical reform.


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

The Power of Body Image

What do we know about body image? Bodies have always been shaped by cultural moments and practices. Each era has its own unique and recognisable “identifying markers” that can tell us immediately which historical period people fit into.

The great body positivity swindle: The body positivity movement is growing fast, and although this is something to celebrate, there's a flipside. Felicity Hayward draws attention to the alarming trend of ‘influencers’ looking to cash-in on the #bopo trend, and in particular the few praying on the low self-esteem of their audience. Felicity urges us to use our ‘likes’ and engagement responsibly.



(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 45 mins)

A Social Media Murder: Olly's Story

Contains some upsetting scenes

Thirteen-year-old Olly Stephens left home for the final time on a Sunday afternoon in January 2021, telling his parents he was meeting a friend nearby. Fifteen minutes later, he had been murdered. Lured out by a teenage girl and stabbed to death by two teenage boys she had met online, the entire attack was planned on social media and triggered by a dispute on a chat group. With exclusive access to Olly’s parents Amanda and Stuart, Panorama reporter Marianna Spring investigates the violent and disturbing world their son had been exposed to online and follows their campaign for tighter regulations on harmful content.


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

British gymnastics abuse review

The team behind the Whyte Review has published the final report into mistreatment within British Gymnastics. Following a call for evidence in 2020, the review received over 400 submissions. Over 40% described physically abusive behaviour towards gymnasts, primarily during training, which included physical chastisement and inappropriate training on injury. Recommendations include a reform of safeguarding and welfare, complaints handling and standards and education within British Gymnastics.


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

Sibling sexual abuse

The BBC has released a new File on 4 episode which focuses on sibling sexual abuse in the UK. The episode features families who have experienced this form of abuse and looks at the challenges they have faced.


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

Microaggressions: a staff meeting presentation and guidance (Anna Freud Centre)

A microaggression is ‘an act or a remark that discriminates against one or more members of a minority group, either deliberately or by mistake’.

This training session, from mental health charity, Anna Freud Centre, is an introduction to the topic of microaggressions, and can easily be delivered by someone without much or any prior knowledge of the topic. It was designed to be delivered by a senior leader in a school to all school staff including support staff.


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

Dementia patients not allowed to use toilet

Heather Lawrence was shocked at the state she found her 90-year-old mother, Violet, in when she visited her in hospital.


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


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