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Quest News Issue 58 - 24th October 2022




“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”


Welcome to Issue 58 of Quest News! We have got plenty of updates in our Sector News & Updates, as well as a variety of activities in our Off-the-Job Activities section. We have got over 9 hours of off-the-job activities for you, including breakdowns of duration! Just remember to reflect on your learning activities on your OTJ entry.



Planned 20% Off the Job Activities


Legislation/Regulation of the week – Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that received royal assent on 14 May 2014, after being introduced on 9 May 2013. The main purpose of the act was to overhaul the existing 60-year-old legislation regarding social care in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/care-act-2014-part-1-factsheets/care-act-factsheets

(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 – Will the NHS Care for Me?

Line of Duty actor and campaigner Tommy Jessop investigates why people with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population. He hears from relatives who have lost loved ones prematurely, and from a mother on whose behalf the BBC went to court so she could speak publicly about her fight to get lifesaving care for her son.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001d39x/panorama-will-the-nhs-care-for-me

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


Event of the week – Family Learning Festival 2022 October 15 - 30

The 2022 Festival theme is Inspiring Curiosity! This year's theme aims to inspire a love of shared learning through curiosity.

https://www.familylearningfestival.com/

(This can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Completing activities Approx. 60 mins)


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



Sector News and Updates


Try it with templates

Try a training template to learn more about Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Or choose from thousands of free Office templates for any project.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/try-it-with-templates-0865d155-bd36-407a-82be-929f2cd76f26?wt.mc_id=OTC_HOME

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


Career Development

Skills and steps to take your career to the next level. Includes many articles for example:

  • How to write a leave request email

  • What are employment conditions? (With examples and benefits)

  • What's a self-directed team? (Definition and how to create)

And many more.

https://uk.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development

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


The Office Management Group Blog

A variety of articles from advice for an office manager to common office management mistakes .

https://www.theofficemanagementgroup.com/blog

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


Talking Business

The great dollar dilemma. The US currency is at a 20-year high, good for Americans but hurting the rest of the world. So what's the solution? Aaron Heslehurst speaks to the head of currency strategies at one of the world's biggest banks and a former US Treasury Secretary. Plus we find out about the tech driving the future of seamless air travel with the boss of aviation IT giant SITA.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001dbll/talking-business-15102022

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

(Available from 15/10/22 for 28 days)


The PA Show

Dedicated to the personal development of PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers

2 November 2022 - Canary Wharf and 1-2 March 2023 - ExCeL, London

https://www.thepashow.com/welcome


Weak link of social care is taking UK's health sector to breaking point

Social care has been left to erode by years of underfunding and neglect and care sector staff have had enough of being underpaid and overworked.

https://news.sky.com/story/weak-link-of-social-care-is-taking-uks-health-sector-to-breaking-point-12726568#

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


Professionals must face duty to report child sexual abuse, says inquiry

UK and Welsh Government urged to introduce mandatory reporting law to tackle systemic under-identification of victims of CSA, as independent inquiry set up in 2015 issues final report

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/10/20/professionals-must-face-duty-to-report-child-sexual-abuse-says-inquiry/

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


#WakeUpWednesday: What Parents Need to Know about Sendit

On general principle, any app which allows children to communicate with others anonymously online should be treated with a substantial measure of caution – and Sendit is no exception. For some individuals, the extra layer of security that anonymity provides is an open invitation to post negative and hurtful comments without fear of the consequences.


Indeed, some Scandinavian schools have already gone as far as warning parents about the dangers of children downloading and using Sendit, following a spate of bullying and harassment incidents. As this week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide highlights, the cost of subscriptions and the tendency for young people to be drawn into using the app habitually are among Sendit’s other potential risks.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/sendit

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


Could cutting your carbon, cut your costs?

Reducing emissions for your business is challenging. With limited resources and multiple priorities, it can be hard to decide where to focus your efforts.

https://www.natwest.com/business/green-banking/carbon-planner.html?extcam=N_Bus_SCM_FB_NATBUS_CMTQ42022_23851772839920527_23851771599370527

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


‘Simplistic and optimistic’ approach to domestic abuse evident in serious cases, warns national panel

Practitioners use term 'domestic abuse' without exploration and understanding of impact on children, amid lack of multi-agency response and overemphasis on physical violence, finds study of 72 case reviews.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/10/14/simplistic-and-optimistic-approach-to-domestic-abuse-evident-in-serious-cases-warns-national-panel/

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


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Sheffield Children Safeguarding Children Partnership and others)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) refers to the range of neurodevelopmental problems caused by pre-natal exposure to alcohol. The effects are diverse and impact on the individual throughout their life course.


Government guidance document 'Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: health needs assessment', says that FASD requires alcohol exposure during pregnancy to occur. As the fetus develops in the womb, it is particularly vulnerable when exposed to substances that can affect its development.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-health-needs-assessment/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-health-needs-assessment

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


Prevent Duty: Act Early Stories (LGfL/Counter Terrorism Policing)

LGfL and Counter Terrorism Policing have developed a new educational resource, 'Act Early Stories'. The toolkit is aimed at DSLs, PSHE/RSHE leads and youth leaders in secondary schools and out of school settings.


The activities and lessons aim to raise awareness of exploitation, spark discussion with young people around extremist narratives and promote critical thinking. This new resource hopes to help build staff confidence to promote dialogue to address this difficult subject with young people.


Based on real-life stories around radicalisation, the resource includes videos, ready to use session slides with activities and guidance notes so they can be used by experienced practitioners as well as those who may not have much knowledge of the issues raised.

https://national.lgfl.net/digisafe/actearlystories

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 40 mins)


Challenging victim blaming language and behaviours when dealing with the online experiences of children and young people (DfE)

Victim blaming is any language or action that implies (whether intentionally or unintentionally) that a person is partially or wholly responsible for abuse that has happened to them. It is harmful and can wrongfully place responsibility, shame or blame onto a victim, making them feel that they are complicit or responsible for the harm they have experienced.


This newly launched guidance helps professionals to understand that children can never be expected to predict, pre-empt or protect themselves from abuse, and irrespective of the content or circumstance, the responsibility always lies with the person who abused the child or young person. The guidance also offers practical steps to help professionals practice and advocate for an anti-victim blaming approach, in a constructive and supportive way.


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/challenging-victim-blaming-language-and-behaviours-when-dealing-with-the-online-experiences-of-children-and-young-people

(Reading this can be counted towards your 20% off the Job learning – Approx. 40 mins)


Approximate 20% off the job learning time this week: 9 hours

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