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Quest News: Issue 50 - 30th August 2022




'Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless'



Welcome to the 50th Quest News issue! We have been bringing you the latest care and education sector updates, and planned off-the-job training for 50 issues -over 500 hours of off-the-job training since we started! We hope you enjoy this issue, and if you have anything to contribute or comments on our newsletter please feel free to contact us direct.


Sector News and Updates


Ofsted finds babies at Liverpool nursery ate lotion in messy play

A nursery which gave babies lotion to explore during messy play, which they subsequently ate, has been ordered to improve following an Ofsted inspection

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-62476138

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


Health and safety law poster – what you need to know

The poster explains British health and safety laws and lists what workers and their employers should do.

If you employ anyone, you must either:

• display the health and safety law poster where your workers can easily read it

• provide each worker with the equivalent health and safety law leaflet

There are various versions of the poster, so you can select the most appropriate for your business. You can:

• download the equivalent leaflet

• purchase a hard copy from HSE Books

HSE also provides health and safety law pocket cards. These are a legal alternative to the law poster and are easy to distribute for your employees to carry with them.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/lawposter.htm

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


PANTS guides and resources

Get the PANTS guides and resources that are right for you. We have a range of guides, videos and other resources for parents and carers, including guides in Welsh, guides for people with a disability and guides for children with autism.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/pants-guides/

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


Kids told to wear extra layers to cut energy bills

A nursery is telling children and staff they will have to wear more clothes to help cut heating costs as businesses struggle with soaring energy bills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62672964

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 25 mins)


#WakeUpWednesday: What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebook

Google Chromebooks were first introduced in 2011 as a budget-friendly alternative to Windows laptops. They have a cloud-based desktop operating system created by Google that performs internet-based tasks simply and quickly – and comprehensive parental controls which can be controlled through Google’s Family Link tool.

Thanks to their affordable price tags, Chromebooks soared in popularity during the pandemic as schools transitioned to online learning and they’ve become mainstays in classrooms – but how much do you know about them? And can you set one up safely?

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/google-chromebook

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 25 mins)


Welsh Government consulting on eliminating profit-making provision for children in care

Independent provider bodies claim plans risk 'serious' negative impact on looked-after children, while BASW gives 'full' backing to ending profits but says investing in more social workers will be crucial to policy's success

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/08/22/welsh-government-consulting-eliminating-profit-making-provision-children-in-care

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 25 mins)



Planned 20% Off the Job Activities


When recording the OTJ activity please ensure that you reflect on what you have learned from completing the activity, use the link and the description of the activity completed.


Legislation of the week – GDPR (General Date Protection Regulation) 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’.

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 45 mins and please remember to review this in your policy review workbook)


Video of the week – Panorama The Secret World of Trading Nudes

Panorama investigates the disturbing online trade in sexually explicit images and video of women, often taken and posted online without their consent. Reporter Monika Plaha meets women whose lives were ruined when intimate pictures of them were put on social media. She asks whether some tech companies are doing enough to combat this illicit trade, and she tracks down one man responsible for running an online community awash with explicit material.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001bf69/panorama-the-secret-world-of-trading-nudes

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


Event of the week – September 3 Every Woman Day 2022

Every Woman day was established in 2016 to raise awareness and funds for lesser-researched health conditions which seriously affect quality of life for women as well as some which can kill them. In 2021 the UK and Scottish Governments appointed Womens Health ministers to close the gender health gap.

https://everywomanday.com/

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



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