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Quest News Issue 48: 15th August 2022





"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in." - Winston Churchill



We have over 6 hours of news, activites and resources for apprentices and leaders in care and education!


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Legislation of the Week - Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the work place and wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act to make it easier to understand and strengthen protection in some situations.


www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance

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


Video of the Week - Tom Daley: Illegal to be me

Tom Daley visits the most homophobic countries in the Commonwealth to explore how gay athletes are facing extreme persecution. What can the Commonwealth Games do to help?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001b0yv/tom-daley-illegal-to-be-me

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


Event of the Week - Never Give Up Day - August 18th 2022


Never Give Up Day is all about cultivating a mindset of determination, which helps us to get through all of the difficult challenges that life throws our way.


http://www.nevergiveupday.com

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Additional 20% Off The Job Activities & News


#WakeUpWednesday: What Parents Need to Know about Amazon Fire Tablets


The Amazon Fire Tablet is a popular choice. Not only are Amazon’s own-brand devices more affordable than most other tablets on the market, but some models are designed specifically for youngsters, including 3-7 year olds.


Indeed, in a world where it can feel like our children know more about tech than we do, it can be daunting to let them loose on their own device for the first time – that's why the Amazon Fire Tablet comes in as a smart choice for many, with its host of parental controls and safety features.


https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/amazon-fire-tablets

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



Social care staff to benefit from improved career options and training


Hundreds of thousands of social care staff to receive help to develop careers in care.


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/social-care-staff-to-benefit-from-improved-career-options-and-training

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DoLS caseloads hit record levels


Dip in deprivation of liberty applications in 2020-21 reversed in 2021-22, as proportion of cases completed within statutory timescales falls to one in five.


https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/08/11/dols-caseloads-hit-record-levels/

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



Adult care bereft of cash for current pressures and long-term reforms, warn MPs


Covid funding ended prematurely, while government has 'no roadmap, timescales or measures of success' for reforming sector, says select committee.


https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/08/04/adult-care-bereft-of-cash-for-current-pressures-and-long-term-reforms-warn-mps/

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



Safeguarding children who come from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities


Many children and young people who come from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities experience racism, bias, stereotyping or cultural misunderstanding as they grow up. It might happen at an individual, institutional or societal level and might be displayed consciously or unconsciously.


https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/children-from-black-asian-minoritised-ethnic-communities

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Sebastian Kalinowski tortured by mum and partner, murder trial told


Warning ⚠️ - Due to the nature of the case this will be triggering for some people


Paragraph 2 of Keeping Children Safe In Education 2022 states “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility”. Paragraph 3 of the statutory guidance also states that “No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action”.


But could staff at the school used their ‘professional curiosity’ to share concerning information with agencies to protect Sebastian?


A mother and her partner tortured her teenage son in a weeks-long campaign of abuse that culminated in his death, a court has heard.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-61789947.amp

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



Sex offenders using drones to target schools as criminal quadcopter use rises rapidly, police warn


Paedophiles feared to be among drone users responsible for more than 300 suspicious flights over schools reported to a specialist police unit.


https://inews.co.uk/news/sex-offenders-drones-target-schools-criminal-quadcopter-use-rises-police-warn-1758946

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Protecting pregnant workers and new mothers in the workplace


Employers are responsible for providing a safe working environment while effectively managing risks to the health and safety of all workers, including women of a childbearing age.


https://www.hse.gov.uk/mothers/employer/index.htm?utm_source=hse.gov.uk&utm_medium=refferal&utm_campaign=updated-pregnant-workers&utm_content=news-page


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CDyZS7q8DA

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Construction company fined £600K after death of seven-year-old


A civil engineering firm has been fined £600K for safety breaches after a seven-year-old child became trapped and suffocated on a construction site.


https://press.hse.gov.uk/2022/08/04/construction-company-fined-600k-after-death-of-seven-year-old/

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Community learning disability and autism placements increasingly costlier than inpatient care – report


Government-commissioned study says new funding needed to support longstanding drive to discharge people with learning disabilities and autistic people from mental health hospitals, given current budget deficits


https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/08/02/community-learning-disability-and-autism-placements-increasingly-costlier-than-inpatient-care-report/

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Half of foster carers considering quitting due to cost of living crisis, finds survey


Large majority of carers having to cut back on essentials, as rising prices risk deepening fostering shortages.


https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/08/02/half-of-foster-carers-considering-quitting-due-to-cost-of-living-crisis-finds-survey/

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