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Quest News Issue 89- 12th June 2023

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."



Welcome to Issue 89 of Quest News. We have 12 hours of off-the-job training for apprentices in care and education to read and learn.


Significant Events

June 12 - June 18 - Diabetes Awareness Week 2023

June 12 - June 18 - Loneliness Awareness Week 2023

Jun 14 - Brake’s Kids Walk 2023

Jun 15 - National Bug Busting Day 2023

Jun 15 - National Clean Air Day 2023


Legislation of the week

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.

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


Video of the week

Dani Dyer: Is This Anxiety?

On an emotionally raw journey, Dani Dyer and other young mums explore why new mothers struggle with anxiety, the pressure of being a 'good mum', and how come it's not spoken about more.

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


Event of the week – June 12 - June 16 BNF Healthy Eating Week 2023

Healthy Eating Week: The British Nutrition Foundation’s 11th Healthy Eating Week is taking place from 12 – 16 June 2023. The full suite of resources are only available to those who register. Click below to register now!

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


Safeguarding & ED & I

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2023

The DfE has uploaded the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education ready for implementation in September 2023. You can find it here:

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


Filtering and Monitoring

The government has made few changes this year. The key topic to be aware of is around the implementation of the newly published standards for 'Filtering and Monitoring'. In particular, all staff are to understand their role in this and DSLs are expected to have the 'lead responsibility'. The standards can be found here:

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


The Rationale Behind Replacing 'Stranger Danger'

'Stranger Danger' is a phrase that almost everyone in the UK has heard at least once. Either whilst they were in education, or in one's capacity as a parent. The words rhyme, they are easy to remember and meet an intuitive criteria which makes its implementation easy. An important qualifier for giving advice to young children. Given its prior effectiveness, it is important to raise the question as to why it was changed. Why do we no longer teach this doctrine as the primary defence against child abuse? Over at the Whitehatter they've written an article explaining why it was no longer relevant, and exploring the rise of better methodologies for protecting children. If you're interested please follow the link below:

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


Understanding New Filtering and Monitoring Standards for School

Ensuring your school's cybersecurity, and online child protection protocols is vital for keeping children and young people, out of harms way. With computing now an integral part of what schools do, from the administrative level down to simple IT lessons it has never been more important to understand the sphere. The Department of Education has recently released the new filtering and monitoring standards, that schools are expected to abide by. The document itself is in Governmentese, so to help in deciphering it and putting it into practice, the SWGfL has created page designed to help you understand its most important parts. To find out more please follow the links below:

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


Alcohol dependent parents

The DHSC has published an independent report into a government-backed scheme to improve outcomes for children of alcohol-dependent parents in England. The scheme ended in March 2022 and provided funding to support 13 local authorities in innovating and improving systems to support children and families. The report found the scheme: led to timely identification of parents and families impacted by alcohol dependency; delivered improvements in supporting parents and families; and encouraged alcohol-dependent parents to seek treatment. Recommendations include: promoting co-location of adult treatment staff with social care teams; designing services specifically targeted at children affected by parental alcohol misuse; and improving awareness in frontline staff of the impact of parental conflict and how it is different from domestic abuse.

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


Maternal mental health

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has published a podcast discussing the link between maternal depressive symptoms and child inhibitory control. The podcast discusses how the findings may be translated into practice, in terms of the development of treatment options and interventions.

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


Cost of living

Barnardo’s has published the findings of an online poll of British children, parents and carers about the difficulties they could face during the upcoming summer holidays as the cost of living crisis continues. Findings from the poll of 729 children aged 11 to 17 and 1,191 parents and carers include: 46% of parents and carers say they will struggle to afford family holidays and days out, while 26% say they won’t be able to fund childcare and holiday clubs; and 11% of children worry about not having somewhere safe to go to in their neighbourhood, while 10% are concerned about bumping into criminal gangs in their area.

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


360 degree safe

360 degree safe is a free tool to help schools review their Online Safety policy and practice. We walk you through each aspect of Online Safety, helping you to collaborate, report, and progress

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


#WakeUpWednesday: What Parents and Carers Need to Know about OmeTV

Most of us love meeting interesting people, making connections and forging new friendships. It’s this exact experience that OmeTV promises: letting users interact with people across the globe via randomly connected video chats. At their best, apps like this let you talk to some amazing people you’d never have met otherwise. At worst, they connect you with unpleasant, dangerous characters, who are interested in far less innocent activities than talking.

OmeTV is popular with younger users, despite coming with clear warnings that it’s intended for over-18s only. As our #WakeUpWednesday guide outlines, this presents obvious dangers to any children and young people who do use the app, with reports of predators trying to exploit OmeTV for their own ends.

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


Health & Safety

New workplace menopause support standard set

New standards for menopause and menstruation support have been launched to help women at work.

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


UK heatwave: when is it too hot to work? What the law says

Employers are being told they must act to ensure workers are protected during periods of extreme hot weather this summer.

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


Stress Indicator Tool (SIT)

The Stress Indicator Tool is available for free to pilot for a maximum of 50 employees.

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



Wider Curriculum

THE NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS 2023

The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 20th year, are designed to recognise and reward the achievements of exceptional apprentices, apprenticeship champions and apprenticeship employers.

Apprenticeships help shape successful lives and build successful businesses across a large and diverse range of sectors. The Awards give both individuals and businesses the chance to showcase the very best in practice across the country.

We are looking for applicants who are setting the standard for their respective industries, leading the way towards the world class workforce our country aspires to.

Nominate your employer:

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


Calling All Educators: Sign Up To Our Plastic Free Schools Online Training

Become A Leading Environmental Educator In Less Than 2 Hours

This Plastic Free July we’re fuelling environmental action by offering FREE training on how to run our Plastic Free Schools programme.

Join us for an hour and a half as we workshop the Plastic Free Schools programme and support you to navigate it with ease and impact.

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


‘Little known’ about which practice models work best amid ‘huge variation’ in approach – evidence body

“Little is known” about which social work practice models work best amid “huge variation” in approaches across England’s 153 local authorities.

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


‘Short-notice’ children’s home closures show need for greater powers over market – sector heads

The “short-notice” closure of 28 children’s homes by one of the country’s biggest care providers shows the need for greater powers for councils and Ofsted over the market to manage the impact on young people.

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

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