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Quest News: Issue 57 - 17th October 2022

Here's a few of the news articles from this week''s email and can be used towards the 20% off the job training


Legislation of the week – COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 is a United Kingdom Statutory Instrument which states general requirements imposed on employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/


Video of the week – Maxine

Revisiting the Soham murders through the eyes of school assistant Maxine Carr.

https://www.channel5.com/show/maxine


Event of the week – Anti Slavery Day 2022 October 18th

Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem..

http://www.purpleteardrop.org.uk/what-you-can-do/anti-slavery-day-18-october/

https://www.antislaveryday.com/

https://hopeforjustice.org/anti-slavery-day/


Average care worker earns less than over 80% of wider workforce

Sector in 'absolute crisis', warns think-tank, as latest workforce data shows real-terms pay down for care staff amid mounting inflation and vacancy rate

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/10/11/more-than-80-of-jobs-pay-more-than-average-care-worker-wage-report/


‘I get to the end of the second week after being paid and don’t have any money’

A social worker, and mother of three, discusses what it means to have £9 in their bank account with three weeks till payday, due to the cost of living crisis.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/10/06/social-worker-9-pounds-after-second-week/


Mental Capacity Act (MCA): e-Learning course

This CPD-accredited online course explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making, and how to support people to make their own decisions.

The course is for everyone who looks after or cares for someone, for example, doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, and family members

https://www.scie.org.uk/e-learning/mca




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