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Quest News - Issue 44 - 20th July 2022

“One kind word can change someone’s entire day”





24th July is 24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day


24 July (24/7) is Samaritans Awareness Day, because we’re here to listen 24/7. On this date and throughout July, we'll be running our awareness-raising campaign Talk to Us, to remind people that we’re here for anyone who needs someone to listen.


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


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#WakeUpWednesday: 12 Ways to Champion Equality Online


Footballers are used to harsh treatment from opposing crowds during the heat of battle over 90 minutes – it goes with the territory. But comments made about them from the world at large, over the internet, based on something other than their footballing ability? It shouldn't happen. Not in 2022. Regrettably, however, discrimination is still very much alive and kicking.


With record attendances, plentiful TV coverage, some thrilling matches and – dare we say it? – a more evident sense of fair play than the men’s game, the Women’s European Football Championships is one of the sporting showpieces of the summer so far. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide suggests how we can all help to keep it that way with some tips for championing equality online.


https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/equality-online


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Child sexual abuse online


ITV News has published a news story on findings from an FOI sent out to UK police forces by the NSPCC around online grooming offences in the UK. Findings include: 82% of cases in 2021 where the gender was known were against girls; Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were used in 38% of all cases where the platform was known; and Snapchat was used in 33% of cases where a platform was recorded. The NSPCC is calling for a stronger approach to make tech companies combat grooming pathways and stop offenders organising on social networks.


https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2022-07-06/charity-calls-for-more-action-to-tackle-online-grooming-crime


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Healthy relationships


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP), of the National Crime Agency, has released a new resource created to help develop young people’s understanding around healthy relationships and unhealthy behaviours. The resource consists of eight lesson plans and five short films to help protect children aged 12-14 from harmful sexual behaviour both off and online.


https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/respecting-me-you-us/


https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection-schools/promoting-healthy-relationships


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Council pay limits leading to ‘severe shortages’ of personal assistants


Sector leaders urge councils and NHS commissioners to provide increased and more flexible direct payments, after survey finds some people are going without support and others are using insufficiently skilled Pas


https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/07/13/council-pay-limits-leading-to-severe-shortages-of-personal-assistants


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Extreme heat: What are my rights at work?


Employers must make sure indoor workplaces remain at a reasonable temperature and manage the risk of working outdoors in hot environments, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


A heatwave warning is in place until Tuesday (19 July) so HSE is reminding employers of their legal duty to ensure employees can work in reasonable temperatures in indoor workplaces. What is reasonable varies, and will depend upon the nature of the individual workplace.


There is no maximum temperature for workplaces, but all workers are entitled to an environment where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Heat is classed as a hazard and comes with legal obligations like any other hazard.

Workers should also take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions at work.


https://press.hse.gov.uk/2022/07/15/extreme-heat-what-are-my-rights-at-work


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Health board fined following the death of an elderly patient and failure to comply with an Improvement Notice


A Health Board has been fined following the death of a vulnerable patient who left a hospital ward unnoticed through an unsecured door.


https://press.hse.gov.uk/2022/07/08/health-board-fined-following-the-death-of-an-elderly-patient-and-failure-to-comply-with-an-improvement-notice


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