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Quest News: Issue 45 - 26th July 2022


“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”




Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to the UK as a child

Sir Mo Farah was brought to the UK illegally as a child and forced to work as a domestic servant, he has revealed. Sir Mo Farah reveals the shocking truth about his childhood, the journey he made from Somaliland to the UK as a young boy, and the subsequent years that led to him winning two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001977f/the-real-mo-farah- Contains some upsetting scenes

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


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62123886

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


World Day against Trafficking in Persons - July 30

World Day against Trafficking in Persons is held on July 30th each year, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that.


Thousands of men, women and children end up in the hands of traffickers every year, often through being tricked and mislead to believe that they are being taken to work that will make their family better off, or through force, kidnap, or even through very poor families selling children in order to survive. There are many ways that people get caught up in trafficking, but the result is the same, they lose their rights and identity and are used and abused, and it is a global problem, an industry not far behind drugs and arms in terms of profit for traffickers.


Trafficked people are forced to work, often doing hard labour or prostitution, for no reward, and usually have their identity and documents removed from them and are warned of terrible punishments if they escape, and often they are taken to unfamiliar countries where they don’t know the language and have no way of getting help, some die and are never heard of again by their families and communities.


A global problem like trafficking needs a global solution, which is why the United Nations organise the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking, and also why they have produced a protocol to punish human trafficking and are hoping to implement this globally, as well as an act to protect victims of trafficking.


https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-human-trafficking-day

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


#WakeUpWednesday: Stay Safe Online this Summer

July frittered away on Jedi: Fallen Order? August annihilated by Apex Legends? In this digital age, most parents of school-aged children have, at some point, wondered whether their offspring intend to spend the entire summer staring at a screen. The reality is, however, that many youngsters prefer to spend their free time that way. Adults simply need to ensure that they’re doing it safely.


Devices can be a godsend for parents who are looking to occupy a a child for a few crucial minutes. That usually increases in the school holidays when the child’s at home and busy parents are required to juggle childcare, job commitments and housework. In that situation, there’s nothing wrong with reaching for a digital solution.


Parents and carers, however, need to feel secure that their child won’t come to harm while they’re passing time online. With the school term about to end and youngsters' screen time set to climb over the holidays, our #WakeUpWednesday guide this week is a poster with some handy reminders for children on the basics of keeping themselves safe online this summer.


https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/stay-safe-online

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


Why language matters series

NSPCC Learning has released the first in a new series of blogs looking at the effects of language used in safeguarding and child protection. This first blog discusses health professionals shifting from recording children’s missed healthcare appointments from “did not attend” to “was not brought” and the impact this can have on wellbeing.


https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/why-language-matters/digging-deeper-than-did-not-attend

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


Third of looked-after children aged 16 and 17 in unregulated settings

Asylum seekers and children in section 20 accommodation disproportionately represented in settings, which will be regulated from next year following widespread safeguarding concerns.


https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/07/17/third-looked-after-children-16-17-unregulated-settings

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


National Schizophrenia Awareness Day - July 25

National Schizophrenia Awareness Day, marked on 25 July every year by the charity Rethink Mental Illness, explores what it means to live with this much misunderstood and often stigmatised mental health condition.


In England, approximately one adult in every 100 will live with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. By shattering some of the myths and breaking the stigma and prejudice which surrounds this diagnosis, Rethink Mental Illness continues to provide support and community for people living with schizophrenia and their loved ones. On National Schizophrenia Awareness Day, which coincides with the founding of the charity nearly 50 years ago, Rethink Mental Illness shines a spotlight on the condition and the dedicated work to improve the quality of life for people living with schizophrenia and their carers.


https://www.rethink.org/get-involved/awareness-days-and-events/national-schizophrenia-awareness-day/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1s4YCloCbo


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

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