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Quest News Issue 42 - 4th July 2022


Welcome to Quest News 42! We have got over 7 hours of sector news, updates and Off-the-Job Learning Activities for apprentices to learn and record!


'Nine tenths of education is encouragement' - Anatole France



Talk To Us 2022 July 1 - July 31

Samaritans are challenging the UK to become better listeners by sharing expert tips on how to be a better listener. Throughout July, Samaritans branches are also holding events throughout the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of the services they offer in their local communities.

Whatever you’re going through, call Samaritans free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/


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



How Staff can Check Identity and Maintain Security

In order to stop intruders and prevent individuals from becoming victims of crime, good security measures are important. Your organisation will have security procedures in place, so ensure you familiarise yourself with them. Your employer may also have guidance or advice about safe working. Ask you manager about this. Examples of security measures include:

  • ­ challenging any strangers you find on the premises or in restricted areas

  • ­ requiring visitors to secure premises to sign a visitor book

  • ­ setting alarms where they are fitted

  • ­ checking the identity of individuals who ring and ask for information.

If your workplace is small, outside doors should be locked and fitted with a door bell to ensure no unauthorised access. Never let in visitors or give out information unless you have consent to do so.

https://activesocialcare.com/handbook/health-and-safety-2/checking-identity


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


Anyone dealing with bullying

All bullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. It can affect anyone and we are all potential targets - whether we are adult, child or the bullying is at school, in the community, at work, on line or at home. Most people understand bullying as behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that is intended to hurt another individual or group either physically or emotionally.

https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/


Refer to your own organisations and Quest Trainings policies and procedures relating to this.

https://www.questfortraining.com/_files/ugd/7af96e_f6e3fff1a2454302a436fcbaeae3e72c.pdf


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


#WakeUpWednesday: What parents need to know about Minecraft

Giving players the freedom to craft entire worlds from an interactive landscape, Minecraft has been described as the ultimate sandbox game (that is, it eschews the usual pre-determined goals or objectives in favour of creativity and exploration). With enthralling gameplay that encourages inventiveness and problem solving, it’s been a runaway critical and commercial success.

Every Eden has its serpents, however – even virtual ones. Minecraft is no exception. Although the game itself is mostly child friendly and conflict free, some hazards persist that could upset younger users, including disruptive rival players, contact from strangers and the occasional in-game scare. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide digs a little deeper into Minecraft.

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


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


Carlsberg fined £3m following 2016 ammonia gas leak

Carlsberg has been fined £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries.

The incident happened at Carlsberg’s site in Northampton. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found Carlsberg hadn’t put proper controls in place.

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2022/06/28/carlsberg-fined-3m-following-2016-ammonia-gas-leak/


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


Flexible working Podcast

Podcast that talks about flexible working, and it’s impact on wellbeing.

Louise Deverell Smith, Founder of Daisy Chain | Flexible working and its impact on wellbeing

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1446430/10026737-louise-deverell-smith-founder-of-daisy-chain-flexible-working-and-its-impact-on-wellbeing


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


Warehouse owner fined after worker falls 30 feet through skylight

A Blackburn based warehouse owner has been fined after an employee of a roofing contractor Nizamuddin Gorji fell approximately 30 feet through a glass skylight on a warehouse roof resulting in severe life changing injuries.

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2022/06/20/warehouse-owner-fined-after-worker-falls-30-feet-through-skylight/


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


Tony's Law: Child abusers face tougher sentences as law changes

Child abusers in England and Wales could now face life in jail as tougher sentencing powers come into force. The legislation forms part of the Police, Crime and Sentencing Act 2022 and has come into effect two months after receiving royal assent.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-61954657


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


TikTok app safety – What parents need to know

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/


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


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022: Online searches for shortlisted candidates

The two biggest changes in the new safeguarding guidance revolve around sourcing high quality governor and trustee training and the new requirement to carry out online searches for shortlisted candidates.

This article focuses on how and when to carry out online searches.

https://www.brownejacobson.com/education/training-and-resources/legal-updates/2022/06/keeping-children-safe-in-education-2022-online-searches-for-shortlisted-candidates


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


Water Safety

The recent hot weather has encouraged young people to cool off in water. Unsuitable rivers and quarries hide dangers below, not taking into accounts the hazards of freezing cold water and currents.

Teenagers especially are drawn in by peers and a keenness for risky behaviours. Just last Friday, a 16-year old boy drowned in a river in Buckinghamshire.

See here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/25/body-boy-16-pulled-from-jubilee-river-taplow-buckinghamshire


Useful websites:

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK): https://www.rlss.org.uk/pages/category/drowning-prevention-week-campaign

Canal and River Trust - Summer water safety: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/summer-water-safety

Water Safety at the beach: https://www.rlss.org.uk/water-safety-at-the-beach

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue: http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/keeping-safe-outdoors/water-safety-code/

RNLI – Float to Live: https://rnli.org/pages/ppc/beach-safety/beach-safe-float

RNLI – Activity sheets and posters: https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources/activity-sheets-and-posters

Colin the Coastguard: https://colinthecoastguard.com/

National Water Safety Signs – do you know what these mean?: http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/Assets/watersafety_signs.pdf

Open Water Education Network: https://owen7.org.uk/water-safety-tips

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


PANTS Makaton guides

The NSPCC has created new PANTS resources to keep children who communicate using Makaton safe from sexual abuse. PANTS (the five underwear rules) supports parents and carers to have conversations with their child to help keep them safe from sexual abuse. The resources include Makaton guides explaining the rules and setting out the importance of having these conversations with children.

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/pants-teaching


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


Childhood trauma

The UK Trauma Council has created a guide sharing research into how brain changes following trauma can affect a child’s social world. The guide illustrates the importance of social relationships for mental health and explains that children with a history of maltreatment could face social difficulties such as bullying. Recommendations include: prioritising the social experience of children and providing support for parents, carers and professionals.

https://uktraumacouncil.org/resource/childhood-trauma-and-the-social-world


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


COVID-19 impact on early child education and care

Coram Family and Childcare Trust has published a report looking into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early childhood education and care (ECEC) which highlights inequalities and the challenges for parenting. Findings include: all parents reported that parenting without ECEC was hard; mothers were more likely to experience the strain of parenting without ECEC, with their mental health negatively affected; and children missed out on opportunities to socialise and develop self-regulation skills resulting in increased social, emotional and mental health needs.

https://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/concern-inequality-gap-has-increased-children-ethnic-minority-and-disadvantaged-backgrounds-miss-out


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


Guide to the draft Mental Health Bill

Lawyer Tim Spencer-Lane sets out how new legislation would reform the Mental Health Act 1983, including changes to the safeguards and support received by patients

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/06/27/guide-to-the-draft-mental-health-bill/


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


Reminder:

Whilst undertaking your qualification if you have any concerns the designated senior person responsible at Quest Training is:

Lucy Tilson

Email: safeguarding@questfortraining.com

Tel: 01474 704441

Mobile: 07873359852 (24hours)




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