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Quest News: Issue 59 - 31 October 2022


Here's a selection of articles from this week's newsletter and contains information which can be counted towards the 20% off the job training.


Legislation/Regulation of the week – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992


Employers must comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.

The guidance explains how to avoid, assess and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/2793/made


Video(s) of the week – CQC in Focus

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEwLzOd_XW-KG0h0Rt0mmrL42n9z8AHQg


Panorama Why Kids Miss School

School’s back, but not everyone is turning up. Covid lockdowns have left a legacy of persistent absence amongst some students, and schools are under pressure to get them back through the gates. For Panorama, the BBC’s Education Editor, Branwen Jeffreys, has spent three months following the lives of students struggling to return to the classroom and asks whether harsher measures, including fining parents, can work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001c9zw/panorama-why-kids-miss-school


Together for Childhood

NSPCC Learning has released a new podcast episode on the NSPCC’s ‘Together for Childhood’ place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. The episode looks at how collaboration and knowledge-sharing within local communities can help safeguard children. https://bit.ly/3SM1mg5


Early years

UNICEF has published a policy report looking into early years services and support availability in the UK. The report analyses information from data and research findings across England and identifies barriers to service provision and access. The report also introduces UNICEF’s ‘baby and toddler guarantee’ which calls on the government to ensure babies and toddlers have access to a set of core services and support in early childhood.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/campaign-with-us/early-moments-matter/


Social workers’ wellbeing at work lower than that of other professions in wake of Covid, finds research

Quality of working life has fallen further for social workers than for other health and care staff since start of pandemic, finds latest round of research, most of whose respondents work in Northern Ireland

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/10/27/social-workers-wellbeing-at-work-lower-than-health-social-care-staff/

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